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University of Illinois Extension serving Madison, Monroe and St. Clair Counties

Monroe County
901 Illinois Avenue
PO Box 117
Waterloo, IL 62298
Phone: 618-939-3434
FAX: 618-939-7708
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Madison County
1 Regency Plaza
Suite 200
Collinsville, IL 62234
Phone: 618-344-4230
FAX: 618-344-5602
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm - Closed 12 Noon to 1:00

EFNEP Training Center
1269 North 89th Street
Suite 3
East St. Louis, IL 62203
Phone: 618-397-4973
FAX: 618-397-8823
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

East St. Louis Library Office
5300 State St.
East St. Louis, IL 62203

Scott Air Force Base Youth Center
4691 Patriots Drive
Scott Air Force Base, IL 62225
Phone: 618-256-4991
Hours: This office is only for Military 4-H Youth Programming

News Release

Become a University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener

Do you want to know more about horticulture?  Are you looking for ways to volunteer and connect with other gardening enthusiasts?  The University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener program trains adult volunteers who assist on many local projects.  Master Gardeners grow produce for area food pantries, maintain demonstration gardens, and teach educational workshops for youth and adults. 

Classroom and online training is available.  Classroom sessions are held on Tuesdays, January 9 through March 27 from 9:00 am-4:00 pm.  Online training is conducted January through April, and participants work at their own pace.  All trainees receive a copy of the Illinois Master Gardener Manual.  Topics included in training are soil health, fruit and vegetable production, ornamentals and landscape design, disease and insect management, and much more.  Classroom training cost $250 and online training costs $350. 

Participants must pre-register for the training by December 1, 2017.  Applications are available at the U of I Extension Office at 901 Illinois Ave, Waterloo or 1 Regency Plaza, Collinsville.  They are also available online at  If you have questions regarding the Master Gardener training, please contact Sarah Ruth at 618-939-3434 or

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.

Local Contact: Sarah Ruth, Program Coordinator, Horticulture and Natural Resources,