Serving Carroll, Lee and Whiteside Counties

Illinois Extension has a vast collection of resources addressing horticultural interests across Illinois. We recognize that home and commercial horticulturalists each have unique needs, so we've cultivated a set of resources designed to address their top concerns. These collections represent the topic areas where we usually get the most questions, but our expertise covers everything from trees to tomatoes to tulips. Contact one of our educators with your questions!

Join Our Local Master Gardeners at Their Annual Gardening Workshop Ready...Set...Grow on March 21, 2020

This event is open to anyone who is interested in plants, enjoys gardening, is a teacher or a Master Volunteer, to name a few. We offer a keynote speaker; 12 breakout sessions over a wide variety of topics including Eastern Bluebirds: Little Blue Gem in Your Garden, The Cook’s Garden, Fun with Fermentation, “Are My Trees and Plants in Trouble?” New Invaders Update, and many more; vendors with unique items for purchase; a Master Gardener Q & A Desk; and Continental Breakfast & Buffet Lunch. This year’s keynote address, Apples, Getting to the Core of things!, will be given by Richard Hentschel, University of Illinois Extension, Horticulture Educator.

The fee for this program is $45, and registrations will be accepted until March 16, 2020. For more information or to register for Ready…Set…Grow…, please visit:


Master Gardener Program