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Program Coordinator, Master Gardeners
University of Illinois Extension
535 South Randall Road
St. Charles, IL 60174-1591
Master Gardeners – Kendall County
Kendall Master Gardeners Speakers Bureau
Master Gardeners - Kendall County
Speaker’s Bureau Presentations
Attracting Butterflies to the Garden
Brightly colored butterflies are not only an attractive addition to your garden, they are useful pollinators. Learn about Illinois butterflies and how to design your garden to attract them.
Body Smart Gardening
Gardening can be of the most rewarding activities with fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers and expanses of lawns dotted with trees. However, gardening can take a toll on the body, whether you are young or old. This program will give your group steps to make gardening more enjoyable. Topics will include clothing, tools, and methods.
Busting Garden Myths
There are so many recommendations and suggestions for gardening and plant care out there, but which are fact and which are fiction? A Master Gardener will walk you through some of the most common garden and plant myths give recommendations for better plant care.
Just what is beekeeping all about? What does it take to become a beekeeper? Led by Master Gardener, Hillard Bryant, this workshop will explore the biology of bees, beekeeping benefits and how humans can help honeybee populations. Find out what you need to get started in this exciting hobby.
Garden History in England and Wales
View scenes of historic gardens in northern England and Wales in a PowerPoint presentation of an educational tour in 2016. Learn about the designs of landscape planners such as Capability Brown and Joseph Paxton. This is a rich man's sport; don't expect to see cottage gardens.
Planning and Planting a Vegetable Garden
Feed your whole family the fruits and vegetables they enjoy from your own garden. From site preparation (size, location and soil) through harvest, a Master Gardener will give your audience the tips and tricks for successful vegetable gardening.
Preparing Your Garden for Winter
End of season tasks prepare your garden for winter and make next season’s garden more successful. Topics include fertilization, watering and weed control, care of perennials, planting spring bulbs and more.
Preparing Your Garden for Spring
Learn the seasonal chores that should be done in spring to get your garden off to a good start. Topics covered include planting seeds indoors and out, planting cool season flowers, seasonal lawn care as well as watering, fertilizing, dividing and pruning.
Starting your own seedlings for the garden is a great way to save money and grow varieties of flowers, vegetables and other plants not usually found in stores or garden centers. A University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener will present tips on starting your own plants from seed, including soil preparation, container selection, lighting options and troubleshooting.
University of Illinois Extension is pleased to present these horticultural programs to your Kendall County group. To request a program please contact:
Program Coordinator Sarah Fellerer
Fellerer@Illinois.edu or 630-553-5823
Requests should be made four weeks in advance in order to coordinate our volunteers’ schedules.
Groups of 25 or larger: $75
Groups of less than 25: $50