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Erin Medvecz
Extension Educator, Energy and Environmental Stewardship
University of Illinois Extension
515 E Vienna St., Suite G
PO Box 604
Anna, IL 62906
Phone: 618-833-6363
FAX: 618-833-6304
emedvecz@illinois.edu

Brenda Chamness
Office Support Assistant - Union County
University of Illinois Extension
515 E Vienna St., Suite G
PO Box 604
Anna, IL 62906
Phone: 618-833-6363
FAX: 618-833-6304
hileman@illinois.edu

Master Gardener

Master Gardener

University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners are volunteers who provide service to a community by sharing their special interests in horticulture and the skills they acquire in Master Gardener training in various ways. They answer plant and gardening questions from home owners, help design and operate exhibits, displays and demonstrations, and make presentations to both large and small groups.

Although no background in horticulture is required for acceptance into the program, participants are required to complete the Master Gardener training. They receive a minimum of 60 hours of in-depth classroom training on topics such as soils, botany, entomology, pathology, and fruit and vegetable production. 

In return for this intensive training, Master Gardeners donate at least 60 hours for volunteer horticulture-related service in the first year after their training to Unit 27 which covers Alexander, Johnson, Union, Massac, and Pulaski counties.

MASTER GARDENER TRAINING - SPRING 2019

John A. Logan College, Mees Center
Tuesdays 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, January 29 - April 23
Application
 deadline is January 7, 2019

You will be invited to an informal interview after your application has been processed. Once accepted, a $200 registration fee will be due, which covers the cost of the training and Master Gardener Manual.

How do I apply? 
Complete the application, conviction name check, and DCFS background check forms. Mail completed application forms to: 

University of Illinois Extension 
PO Box 604 
515 E Vienna Street, Suite G 
Anna, IL 62906 

For more information, contact:

Erin Medvecz 
Energy and Environmental Stewardship Extension Educator 
Email: emedvecz@illinois.edu | Phone: 618-833-6363 | Fax: 618-833-6304

University of Illinois, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Local Extension Councils Cooperating. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact 618-833-6363.