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Ian Goslin
Program Coordinator, Horticulture (Bilingual)
University of Illinois Extension
1505 Valle Vista Blvd
Pekin, IL 61554-6245
Phone: 309-347-6614
FAX: 309-347-5472

Paula Lane
Office Support Assistant
University of Illinois Extension
127 S High St, Ste 1
Havana, IL 62644-1496
Phone: 309-543-3308

Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners

The Master Gardener program is an all-volunteer organization sanctioned by the land-grant institution in each state and functions as an extension of the college or university. In Illinois, this program is sponsored by University of Illinois.

Master Gardeners are adults of all ages who love gardening and who have previous gardening experience. You can become a Master Gardener if 
     - you have some knowledge or experience in gardening or landscape management 
       (you need not be an expert)
     - you are willing to learn share horticulture information with others, and 
     - you are accepted into a local training program and can volunteer time conducting 
       horticultural educational programming coordinated through your local Extension unit.

University of Illinois Extension appreciates the trained Master Gardener volunteers who help meet the constant demand for horticultural information by citizens of our state. There are currently more than 3,500 Master Gardener volunteers in Illinois.

The mission of the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener program is "Helping Others Learn to Grow." Master Gardeners involve people in improving the quality of life by helping them find sound management practices for home and urban natural resources, by creating aesthetically pleasing environments, by promoting well-being through people-plant interactions and horticultural therapy, and by contributing to a safe, abundant food supply through home fruit and vegetable production.

Visit the Illinois Master Gardeners Website for more information.

VOLUNTEER TIME TRACKING SYSTEM - Use this link to report MG Volunteer and Continuing Education hours.