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University of Illinois Extension serving Franklin, Jackson, Perry, Randolph and Williamson Counties
402 Ava Rd.
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)
1212 Route 14 West
Benton, IL 62812
Hours: M–F, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm)
3764 State Rte 13/127
Pinckneyville, IL 62274
Hours: Mon - Wed, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1pm)
313 West Belmont Street
Sparta, IL 62286
Hours: M–Th, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm)
101-B East DeYoung
Marion, IL 62959
Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1pm)
Four Seasons Gardening Winter Webinar Series
Follow the link to register for the winter webinar sessions.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to view the webinar at the Franklin or Jackson Extension office.
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
- Cahokia Rice
- Kids in the Woods June
May 12 1-3 P.M.
- Market Faciliation Program
- Mechanical Weed Control Field Day
- Preserving Flowers
Attend this session with Extension Educator, Alicia Kallal, to learn how you can preserve flowers for long-term enjoyment.
- Pumpkin Day
- Spring 2018 Horticulture Flyer
Horticulture events for the Spring season
- Tomato Production
- Vegetables for the Landscape
Attend this session with Extension Educator, Alicia Kallal, for ideas on how to incorporate edible ornamentals into your landscape