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Michelle Berg Vogel
Program Coordinator, Ag and Natural Resources
University of Illinois Extension
818 S. Park, P.O. Box 366
Hardin, IL 62047
Phone: 618-653-4687
FAX: 618-576-8013

Ken Johnson
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
104 N Westgate Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Phone: 217-243-7424
FAX: 217-243-1544

Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners

Get Into Gardening

Gardening can be an incredibly rewarding activity.  Whether you want to get in some physical activity, de-stress after work, get back in touch with nature, or grow your own food, gardening can do all of those things and more.  Gardening may seem intimidating at first, especially if you don’t have a green thumb, but once you figure out the basics a world of opportunity awaits.  

The Get Into Gardening seminar series will take you through the basics of gardening from where to place and how to build a garden, to how to grow some of the most popular garden plants.

This year's Get Into Gardening series will offer the following seminars (click on a seminar to register): 

All About Berries - Saturday, February 24 @ 9-noon

Growing Tomatoes - Wednesday, March 7 @ 6 pm

Growing Herbs - Wednesday, March 21 @ 6 pm

Growing Corn in the Garden – Wednesday, April 11 @ 6 pm

Gardening for Butterflies – Wednesday, April 25 @ 6 pm

Home Hydroponics – Wednesday, September 12 @ 6 pm

Perennial Vegetables – Wednesday, October 10 @ 6 pm

If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in advertised programs, contact the Morgan County Extension office at (217)-243-7424.