Tracy Jo Mulliken
Program Coordinator, Horticultre and Agriculture
University of Illinois Extension
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Master Gardeners are volunteers who have received over 60 hours of training from Extension Educators and State Specialists from the University of Illinois. Training covers the following home horticulture topics:
Henry-Stark County Master Gardeners have the opportunity to expand their knowledge base by participating in educational programs designed specifically for Master Gardeners in training or active Master Gardeners provided by the University of Illinois specialists and educators. In exchange for the training, Master Gardeners in Henry & Starkcounties volunteer their time to help homeowners and gardeners as well as their community.
A Master Gardener may be able to help!
Master Gardeners may be contacted throughout the spring and summer by first contacting the Henry-Stark Extension office at 853-1533 between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.weekdays.The Extension office will then contact a Master Gardener in your area, the Master Gardener will call you back. In some situations, we will provide a Master Gardener's phone number to you, and you can contact them directly. In addition, some call may require that you bring a sample into the Extension office to be viewed by a Master Gardener and compared to various reference books. Your sample may also be shared with Extension educator via digital photos over the Internet for positive ID.
If interested, contact the Henry Stark Unit/County Extension office at 853-1533 or check the state Master Gardener web site for more specific information, the application process, requirements and future training dates.
University of Illinois Extension State Master Gardener web site: http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/mg/who/training-schedules-ind.htm