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Tracy Jo Mulliken
Program Coordinator, Horticulture and Agriculture
University of Illinois Extension
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987
tmully@illinois.edu

Martha A. Smith
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987
smithma@illinois.edu

Master Gardeners Henry/Mercer/Rock Island/Stark

Master Gardeners Henry/Mercer/Rock Island/Stark

Who Are Master Gardeners?

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:

  • Landscaping
  • Botany
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Soils and Fertilizers
  • Herbs
  • Wildlife
  • Woody Ornamentals
  • Plant Pathology
  • Entomology
  • Turfgrass
  • Vegetables
  • Houseplants

What Do Master Gardeners Do?

Master Gardeners have the opportunity to expand their knowledge by participating in educational programs designed specifically for them provided by University of Illinois specialists and educators. In exchange for the training, Master Gardeners in Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark counties volunteer their time to help homeowners and gardeners as well as their community.

How Can Local Citizens Become Master Gardeners?

If interested, contact the Master Gardener Program Coordinator at (309) 756-9978. You can also check the state Master Gardener web site for more specific information, the application process, requirements and future training dates.

  • 2015 Chicago Flower Show Bus Trip PDF
    Join University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners for a delightful day trip to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier (March 14-22, 2015). It's an experience for the senses, invoking memories of spring after a long and cold winter. The show's 25-plus gardens will inspire you with gardening and greening tips from industry professionals that you can use at your own home. This year's theme is "Do Green. Do Good.," with a focus on sustainability and the ways gardening benefits us all.

  • Nursery School: Lessons in Gardening 2015 PDF
    University of Illinois Extension is now taking registrations for its 19th annual gardening symposium, Nursery School: Lessons in Gardening set for February 28 at the iWireless Center in Moline, IL.

  • University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners (state page)