Growing a healthy productive garden takes time. 

Your garden is a special place but the greatest delights come too slowly. When growing a garden, it is hard to wait for the product of your planting. Let each passing moment be an opportunity to learn more. Illinois Extension offers research-based information to help you grow productive green spaces. Using simple steps and practical advice, our horticulture educators will help you make it through the weeds so your garden experience grows with every season. 

Flowers, Fruits, and Frass Blog

Grow your plant knowledge with Illinois Extension. Educators Brittnay Haag, horticulture educator and Nick Frillman, local food systems and small farms educator offer practical advice on gardening and food fruit production in a weekly blog post.

Youth Gardening Resources

At home or in the classroom, we offer fun, hands-on gardening education for all ages.

Horticulture Programs and Resources

Whether gardening year-round or seasonally, Illinois Extension Horticulture offers expert gardening advice.

We are here to help.