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Christopher Enroth
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
3022 W Jackson
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-3939
FAX: 309-833-3019
cenroth@illinois.edu

Amanda Christenson
Program Coordinator, Hort
University of Illinois Extension
180 S Soangetaha Rd, Ste 108
Galesburg, IL 61401-5595
Phone: 3093425108
FAX: 309-342-1768
achriste@illinois.edu

Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners

The Illinois Master Gardener program, started in Illinois in 1975, is an educational, volunteer program offered by University of Illinois Extension. Master Gardeners are a group of volunteers trained by University of Illinois Extension educators to provide a network of gardening programs and horticultural activities to educate the public and enhance life in their communities. The mission of the Illinois Master Gardener program is : "Helping Others Learn to Grow".

Master Gardeners participate in more than 60 hours of training on botany, vegetables, lawn care, tree and small fruits, diseases, insects, soils, composting, pesticide safety, fertilizers, pruning, trees and flowers. The sessions are taught by University of Illinois specialists and Extension educators. Training is coordinated by area horticulture Extension educators.

You may find initial application paperwork by following the links below. 

If you are interested in the program, please contact Amanda Christenson at achriste@illinois.edu.