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!

Community Gardens

There is a good amount of planning that needs to go into creating a successful community garden. University of Illinois Extension's Community Garden Webinar series takes users through a variety of modules discussing the different steps that can be taken to develop a successful community garden. Watch the Community Garden videos.

Soil Testing

Do you need to test your soil? Here are certified soil labs. We have helpful videos about you: How to Take a #Soil Sample in Your Lawn, Garden, or Landscape and How to Understand #Soil Test Results.

Horticulture Helpline

Worried about what’s happening with your tree or vegetables? Wonder what plants to plan for pollinators? Contact an Extension Master Gardener to get advice on your gardening questions. Master Gardeners will research your questions and provide recommendations. Call 618-344-4230 or email Sarah Ruth at ruth1@illinois.edu

Speakers Bureau

Check back soon for a list of programs we have available to communities groups.