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University of Illinois Extension serving Madison, Monroe and St. Clair Counties

Main Office (Monroe County)
901 Illinois Avenue
PO Box 117
Waterloo, IL 62298
Phone: 618-939-3434
FAX: 618-939-7708
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Madison County)
1 Regency Plaza
Suite 200
Collinsville, IL 62234
Phone: 618-344-4230
FAX: 618-344-5602
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm - Closed 12 Noon to 1:00

EFNEP Training Center
1269 North 89th Street
Suite 3
East St. Louis, IL 62203
Phone: 618-397-4973
FAX: 618-397-8823
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

East St. Louis Library Office
5300 State St.
East St. Louis, IL 62203

Scott Air Force Base Youth Center
4691 Patriots Drive
Scott Air Force Base, IL 62225
Phone: 618-256-4991
Hours: This office is only for Military 4-H Youth Programming

News Release

Four Seasons Webinar Series Announced

University of Illinois Extension offices in Collinsville and Waterloo will be hosting a series of gardening webinars to help you prepare for the gardening season. You may learn from our horticulture experts from the comfort of your home computer or come to our office to participate in this live event with others in attendance. The webinars will also be recorded and shared on the University of Illinois Extension’s YouTube channel for later viewing as well.

How to Have Healthy Houseplants will be the February topic. Rhonda Ferree, Extension Horticulture Educator will provide simple tips to select and care for houseplants. After this program, even those with “Brown garden thumbs” will know how to have healthy houseplants through their home. This session will be on Tuesday, February 14 at 1:30 p.m.

March 7 at 1:30 p.m., will bring us Moth Orchids—Start an Orchid Odyssey. As the most highly evolved flowers on earth, orchids are an amazingly diverse plant family growing in deserts, mountains, marshes, northern woods, Illinois forests, and even our homes. If you are looking for an easy-to-grow elegant houseplant, moth orchids are a great option. In this webinar, state Master Gardener Coordinator, Sandy Mason, will help you learn how to grow,

Additional topics coming up include:

Vegetable Growing in Small Spaces              April 18

Beyond Hostas: Perennials for the Shade      May 2

Backyard Small Fruits                                                May 16

Sustainable Lawns                                          June 27

Carnivorous Plants                                          July 11

Backyard Tree Fruits                                      July 25

Therapeutic Horticulture                                Sept. 5

Essential Oils                                                  Sept. 19

Butterfly ID                                                    Oct. 3


There is no cost for you to attend or listen to any of these sessions. Online registration is available at If you attend in person, a printed handout will be provided to you.  For more information about any of these classes or any other services provided by University of Illinois Extension, please call our offices at 618-939-3434 (Waterloo) or 618-344-4230 (Collinsville). University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation attend please call (618) 939-3434.

Local Contact: Sarah Ruth, Program Coordinator, Horticulture and Natural Resources,