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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

Montgomery County
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Christian County
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 11:30 am; 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Jersey County
201 W. Exchange St.
Suite A
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm

Macoupin County
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Upcoming Events

Master Gardener Training - 2018 (Macoupin County)

January 23, 2018 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM )

Univeristy of Illinois Extension Office
60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626 (Macoupin County)

Thank you for your interest in the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Program. The Master Gardener program is designed for adults of all ages that desire the opportunity to learn about horticulture and positively impact our local community.

Master Gardeners are volunteers that have gone through an eleven-week horticulture training course led by University of Illinois Extension Educators. Once training is complete, trainees participate in volunteer work before being designated as University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners. Each county has a variety of volunteer opportunities such as answering home horticulture questions from the public, teaching young children how to garden, conducting public workshops, creating display gardens, working with local organizations, and more.

Master Gardener trainees complete a minimum of 60 hours of training and then agree to complete 60 hours volunteer service within two years to become a Certified Master Gardener. To maintain certification, Master Gardeners must complete 30 hours volunteer service and take 10-hours of continuing education. Applicants must interview with their local Program Coordinator before training begins.

The 2018 Master Gardener Training in Carlinville will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays (expect February 22) for a webinar presentation method at the University of Illinois Extension office in Carlinville at #60 Carlinville Plaza, Carlinville, IL.

Program fee is $175 which covers the cost of the Master Gardener manual and general program costs such as facility rental, instructor fees, supplies and more. You are welcome to pay in installments, if necessary. Final payment should be made, however, by the first day of class.

To register:

  1. Fill out the registration information below.
  2. Print, fill in and mail or fax the following documents to the Extension Office at 1 Industrial Park Drive, Hillsboro, IL 62049. (If you don't have access to a printer and would like these forms mailed to you, please check that option below.):

After receiving your registration and paperwork your local Extension Educator will contact you about scheduling an interview.

Please contact Extension Educator Andrew Holsinger, at 217-532-3941 should you have questions.

University of Illinois Extension requires a background check on all volunteers. The costs of the background checks will be covered by your participation fee.

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