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Sarah Ruth
Program Coordinator, Horticulture and Natural Resources
University of Illinois Extension
901 Illinois Avenue
PO Box 117
Waterloo, IL 62298
Phone: 618-939-3434
FAX: 618-939-7708

Elizabeth Wahle
Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture
University of Illinois Extension
1 Regency Plaza
Suite 200
Collinsville, IL 62234
Phone: 618-344-4230
FAX: 618-344-5602

Master Gardener

Master Gardener

How to Get Involved

To become a Master Gardener, you should have a strong desire to learn more about horticulture and a willingness to promote gardening education.  The program provides an opportunity to learn, work, and share experiences with like-minded individuals.  Previous horticulture experience and a college degree are not required.

Training is held January through April on Tuesdays of each week from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Unit Extension Offices. 

Please contact Sarah Ruth for additional information at or 618-939-3434.