Master Gardeners are more than just gardening enthusiasts. They are trained horticultural experts who give back to their communities through service projects and delivery of educational programs. Learn more about this volunteer opportunity in your county:
Have questions about gardening? We can help.
The Master Gardener Help Desk is a community service that Master Gardener programs provide across the nation. Our Master Gardener Help Desks are open March to October in DuPage, Kane, and Kendall counties.
To reach a Master Gardener, individuals can call or stop by a local Extension office during Help Desk hours, or complete the online forms. Volunteers will assess your question and reply with a research-based answer.
Each growing season, trained volunteers field questions from fellow residents on trees, shrubs, lawns, flowers, vegetables, and other plant-related topics. In 2022, across the tri-county area, Master Gardeners answered more than 1,000 help requests and logged 16,889 hours through service projects in our communities.
DuPage County Help Desk Info
Hours: March-October | Monday-Wednesday-Friday | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Kane County Help Desk Info
Hours: March & October | Monday-Wednesday-Friday | 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
April-September | Monday through Friday | 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.