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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

Montgomery County
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Christian County
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 11:30 am; 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Jersey County
201 W. Exchange St.
Suite A
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm

Macoupin County
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

News Release

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All Gardener’s Day – 2018 registration is open

LITCHFIELD – Join University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners and garden enthusiasts for the All Gardener’s Day on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 8 a.m. to noon at Holy Family Catholic Church – Parish Center in Litchfield. This half-day long event will be filled with valuable gardening and landscaping information for everyone to enjoy.


The sessions this year will include:  “Tools of the Trade” by Horticulturist, Abby Dillion. A day in the life of a home gardener would feature quite a list of requisite tools. This presentation will discuss an array of items Abby recommends for gardening. From trowels to forks to soils and organics, get the scoop on the must-have products she has in her arsenal.


 “Helping Your Trees Survive a Changing World” by Trees Forever field coordinator, Barb Grabner-Kerns. Communities and homeowners face increasing challenges to growing healthy trees. From more extreme weather to increased invasive pests, our trees are subject to more and new threats. Barb will talk about how species selection and proper tree care can help keep the urban forest healthier.


“Sow, Eat and Repeat” by University of Illinois Extension, Horticulture Educator, Andrew Holsinger. Learning and following the best practices leads to best results in your vegetable garden. Learn the best practices to keep your vegetable garden thriving all year long. From soil preparation to harvest, Andrew will discuss the topics such as soil preparation, selection and timing of varieties, good upkeep and proper crop rotation.


Information and vendor booths will be available as well. We look forward to having you join us.


Registration is $12 and includes morning refreshments.  You can register online by going to or by calling 217.532.3941.


For more information or to register, contact Andrew Holsinger at 217.532.3941 or The deadline to sign-up is Thursday, March 22, 2018.


University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please call 217.532.3941.  Universidad de Illinois ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en programas y empleo. Si usted necesita un ajuste razonable para participar en este programa, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina.



Local Contact: Andrew Holsinger, Extension Educator, Horticulture,