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University of Illinois Extension serving Franklin, Jackson, Perry, Randolph and Williamson Counties

Jackson County
402 Ava Rd.
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Phone: 618-687-1727
FAX: 618-687-1612
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Franklin County
1212 Route 14 West
Benton, IL 62812
Phone: 618-439-3178
FAX: 618-439-2953
Hours: M–F, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm)

Perry County
3764 State Rte 13/127
Room 110
Pinckneyville, IL 62274
Phone: 618-357-2126
FAX: 618-357-3934
Hours: Mon - Wed, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1pm)

Randolph County
313 West Belmont Street
Sparta, IL 62286
Phone: 618-443-4364
FAX: 618-443-1922
Hours: M–Th, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm)

Williamson County
101-B East DeYoung
Marion, IL 62959
Phone: 618-993-3304
FAX: 618-997-1542
Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1pm)

Horticulture Events

Horticulture Events

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Four Seasons Gardening Winter Webinar Series

Follow the link to register for the winter webinar sessions.

Email if you would like to view the webinar at the Franklin or Jackson Extension office.

Winter 2017

Seed Starting- January 31 at 1:30 pm and February 2 at 6:30 pm Growing plants from seed is both rewarding and cost effective. Join Kim Ellson, Extension Horticulture Educator, as she discusses key elements for successful seeding this spring. Strengthen your skillset and learn about germination triggers, breaking dormancy, scheduling, seeding methods, damping off and hardening.

How to Have Healthy Houseplants- February 14 at 1:30 pm and February 16 at 6:30 pm
Houseplants add life and beauty to a home. Rhonda Ferree, Extension Horticulture Educator, will provide simple tips to select and care for houseplants. After this program, even those with brown garden thumbs will know how to have healthy houseplants throughout their home.

Moth Orchids - Start an Orchid Odyssey- March 7 at 1:30 pm and March 9 at 6:30 pm
As the most highly evolved flowers on earth, orchids are an amazingly diverse plant family growing in deserts, mountains, marshes, northern woods, Illinois forests, and even our homes. If you are looking for an easy-to-grow but elegant houseplant, moth orchids are a great option. In this webinar, state Master Gardener Coordinator, Sandy Mason, will help you learn how to grow, repot and even rebloom moth orchids.

Winter 2017 registration will open Janaury 2