Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who dedicate their time and skills to share reliable and research-based information with home landscapers and gardeners. Learn how to get involved.
Volunteer as a Master Naturalist to educate others about natural resources. Learn how to get involved.
Each issue highlights seasonal recommendations and how-tos that will make your houseplants, landscape, or garden shine in any season. Join the mailing list and get direct access to timely tips!
Keep the season alive with free fall gardening webinars! Get tips for dividing perennials, learn to appreciate time spent in nature, and get a jumpstart on next year’s growing season by making the most out of your garden space.
Get practical production advice and regional updates to improve your specialty crop farming operation. Read the latest issue.
Calling all parents in need of some extra time for Christmas preparations! Give yourself a break and let your kids (ages 5-12) join us for a joyous day of crafts and games at the Monroe County Annex. Not only will they have a blast, but all proceeds from this event will go towards supporting the Monroe County Teen Federation.
Unleash your creativity and talent! Join our 4-H holiday-themed photography contest, 4-H t-shirt design contest, and the 4-H showbook cover design contests for Madison and St. Clair counties. Visit our 4-H Madison and St. Clair pages for all contest details.
Find tasty recipes, shopping tips, and activities to keep you and your family healthy.
Illinois has $28M to support local farmers and fight hunger in Illinois through USDA’s Local Food Purchasing Assistance (LFPA) program. LFPA aims to strengthen the Illinois food system over the next two years by purchasing food at fair market value from socially disadvantaged growers and producers. The best part? Community members in need will receive the food at no cost. Let's create a collaborative network of food system support. Together, we can make a difference!