Master Gardeners

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If you enjoy gardening and like to learn to share your gardening knowledge, the Master Gardener program may be for you. All you need is an interest in gardening, an open mind, and a willingness to share your knowledge with others. The task to the Master Gardeners is to share unbiased, reliable, research-based information with home landscapers and gardeners. Another important function is to encourage young people to enjoy the pleasures of flower and vegetable growing.

Educational Resources



Blogs and Factsheets


The only thing our Master Gardeners enjoy more than gardening is sharing their love of gardening with others! 

Gardener's Palette

Each March, we host a gardening conference in Quincy called Gardener's Palette.  Register here!

Illinois Extension Gardening Webinars

Four Seasons Gardening Webinar Series

Master Gardener Forms

 These resources will help you learn more about the requirements of earning and maintaining your Master Gardener credentials.

Enter Volunteer Hours ISP Background Check Form Master Gardener Application
Master Gardener Volunteer Agreement  Illinois CANTS Form Master Gardener Code of Conduct



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