Announcements and Highlights

Got questions about your garden, yard, lawn or trees?

Call, email or stop in and a University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener will answer your questions at no cost.

Get to Know 4-H this October

Find out more about 4-H at one of our 4-H year kick-off events in DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties! Come learn about programs for ages 5-7 & 8-18.

Certified Food Protection Manager Class

In October, University of Illinois Extension will conduct training for individuals to acquire the Certified Food Protection Manager Certification required by the Illinois Food Code. This training is for restaurant food managers, school cafeteria administr

We're hiring!

A SNAP-Education Community Worker position is open serving DuPage County. Deadline to apply - Oct. 8, 2019

4-H Teen Science Ambassadors - Registration Open!

Each fall, 4-H Science Ambassadors learn the 4-H National Youth Science Day project. The 2019 program Game Changers was developed in conjunction with Google and focuses on Computer Science.

'Tis the Season to Start Composting

This fall, trade in your piles of yard bags for a process that pays you back in great soil for your yard and garden – composting.

BLOG: Over the Garden Fence

Horticulture Educator Richard Hentschel tackles timely topics in this weekly blog covering gardening, lawns, trees, and more.

2019 4-H County Show Results

Congratulations to all our #4Hdkk members on such great project work and shows this summer.

Idea Garden by the Kane County Master Gardeners

See inspirational garden ideas at the popular Master Gardener Idea Garden in St. Charles. The 2019 Idea Garden features unique combinations of flowers, natives, herbs and vegetables in easy-to-replicate designs. Follow them on Facebook too!


  1. University of Illinois Extension of DuPage County, 1100 E. Warrenville Road, Suite 170, Naperville IL 60563 (DuPage County)

  1. U of I Extension of Kane County, 535 S. Randall Road, St. Charles IL 60174 (Kane County)

  1. DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Rd, Wheaton IL 60187 (DuPage County)


  1. Northern Illinois Food Bank, 273 Dearborn Court, Geneva, IL 60134 (Kane County)

  1. Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles IL 60174 (Kane County)
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