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#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
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Serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

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  • Illinois Master Gardeners
    Master Gardeners are a group of volunteers trained by University of Illinois Extension educators to provide a network of gardening programs and horticultural activities to educate the public and enhance life in their communities.
  • Master Gardener Links
    An extensive collection of websites to augment Master Gardener training.
  • University of Illinois Plant Clinic
    Let us help with your plant problems. We do plant and insect identification, diagnosis of disease, insect, weed and chemical injury (chemical injury on field crops only), nematode assays, and help with nutrient related problems, as well as recommendations involving these diagnoses.
  • Poinsettia Pages
    How do you keep a poinsettia healthy? Find out in this website.
  • Out on a Limb
    It's not easy to get along. Help Maria and her friends solve their problems peacefully. (Intended for 2nd-4th grade students)
  • Watch Your Garden Grow
    Your guide to choosing, growing, preparing and storing common vegetables.
  • Local Foods
    This podcast will address issues related to the production, distribution and consumption of local foods.
  • Taste of Gardening
    Here's a great resource for learning the basics of gardening.
  • Fiesta of Flavors
    A collection of Hispanic recipes recommended for people with diabetes

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