Horticulture Happenings

The Master Gardener Help Desks operate during the growing season (March-Oct) in each county. Click on your county at the right to learn more or call your local office. ---->

You also may email your county's Master Gardeners at:
  • DuPage County at uiemg-dupage@illinois.edu

  • Kane County at uiemg-kane@illinois.edu

  • Kendall County at uiemg-kendall@illinois.edu

Check out the Green Side Up Podcasts - University of Illinois Extension Educator Richard Hentschel discusses timely horticulture issues at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/podcasts/greensideup/ and in-season garden videos at http://www.facebook.com/extensiondkk/videos

Questions? Contact Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture at hentsche@illinois.edu

Featured Websites

Additional Websites

  • Green Side Up Podcast
    Green Side Up is a weekly radio gardening program produced by WDCB (College of DuPage) and University of Illinois Extension.
  • Living with Wildlife in Illinois
    This website provides residents of Illinois with information about how to coexist with Illinois wildlife.
  • Garden Calendar
    A helpful monthly guide to know what to do in your garden.
  • Fresh From the World...Where Your Food Comes From
    This site looks at 15 different popular foods and explores their histories and origins to help kids understand that their food comes from all over the world. (Intended for 4th-5th grade students)
  • Plantas para Interiores
    Descubra la planta de interiores ideal para su casa.
  • Let's Talk about Insects
    Join C.P. to learn the benefits of insects, their basic anatomy, and what makes an insect an insect. You can even create a new insect! (Intended for 3rd-5th grade students)
  • Adventures of Herman
    Squirmin' Herman the Worm teaches students all about worms and how to make their own worm bin in this interactive curriculum. (Intended for 1st-3rd grade students)
  • Hablemos de Insectos
    Únete a C.P. para que aprendas los beneficios, anatomía y muchas cosas más acerca de los insectos. ¡También puedes crear tu propio insecto!
  • Las Aventuras de Herman
    Herman el Gusano Escurridizo enseña a los estudiantes todo acerca de los gusanos y como hacer su propio criadero de gusanos.

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