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Ryan Pankau
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
801 North Country Fair Drive
Suite D
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-333-7672
FAX: 217-333-7683
rcpankau@illinois.edu

Tabitha Lea Elder
Program Coordinator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
801 North Country Fair Drive
Suite D
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-333-7672
FAX: 217-333-7683
tabithae@illinois.edu

Champaign County Master Gardeners

Champaign County Master Gardeners

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Announcements

Health Benefits of Interacting with Nature - Tues., Jan. 22

Champaign County Master Gardeners present "Health Benefits of Interacting with Nature" with Assistant Professor Matthew Browning on Tues., Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Extension Auditorium, 801 N. Country Fair Drive, Champaign.  To register and for more information about the lecture, visit go.illinois.edu/nature.

Champaign County Master Gardeners Contribute over 11,000 Volunteer Hours in 2018

217 Champaign County Master Gardener volunteers contributed over 11,000 volunteer hours in 2018.  Click here to watch the video and learn more.

About Champaign County Master Gardeners

Since 1992, nearly 600 Champaign County residents have completed Master Gardener training and contribute over 11,000 hours per year to Champaign County.  

Their mission is to:

  • Expand the capacity of the University of Illinois Extension Service to distribute horticultural information to individuals and groups in local communities
  • Develop and enhance community programs related to horticulture. These programs are educational in nature and may involve environmental improvements, horticultural therapy projects, community and school gardening projects, or other programs determined by local need
  • Develop the leadership potential of Master Gardener volunteers through a volunteer administrative network designed to assist Extension staff in managing local Master Gardener activities and programs.

Click here to learn more about Champaign County Master Gardener community projects.

About University of Illinois Master Gardeners

  • The University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener program teaches adult volunteers to disseminate horticulture information to the community and home gardeners.
  • Master Gardeners mission is “Helping Others Learn to Grow.”
  • Master Gardeners encourage home gardeners to improve quality of life with environmentally sound gardening techniques, fruit and vegetable production, and horticulture therapy through aesthetically pleasing environments.