RESOURCES AND UPCOMING PROGRAMS
Become a Master Gardener
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.
Become a Master Naturalist
Volunteer as a Master Naturalist to educate others about natural resources. Learn how to get involved.
One-stop for everything pollinators
Pollinators are vital to life as we know it. They move pollen between flower structures to facilitate fertilization, which produces fruits and seeds. Explore this website devoted to everything pollinators in Illinois. From bees to moths and beetles, discover more about insect species and see how they affect both plant and human life on earth.
Gardens in Bloom
Come tour eight beautiful gardens in the Belleville and Swansea IL areas at the St. Clair County Garden Tour on June 2 and June 3. Produced by the St. Clair County Extension Education Foundation.
Madison County Garden Tour
Come tour eight beautiful gardens in the Maryville and Glen Carbon IL areas on June 23 and June 24. Sponsored by Madison County Extension Education Foundation with support of University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners.
Read the latest issue
Each issue highlights seasonal recommendations and how-to's that will make your houseplants, landscape, or garden shine in any season.
Illinois Fruit & Vegetable News
Growing fruits and vegetables isn't easy. Our specialty crop experts are here to help with timely, research-based information to help growers make the best choice for their operation. Read the latest issue.
Explore Ag with 4-H
Youth entering 4th and 5th grade are invited to join this fun and exciting camp. We will be exploring topics such as Outdoor Skills, Animal Science, Plant Science, and Natural Energy.
Gain financial knowledge
Gain the confidence to discuss your finances. Get easy tips for talking about money in our free, 7-part workshop series.
Canning with confidence
Discover proper techniques to safely use a water bath canner, steam canner, and pressure canner. Each webinar in this 3-week series will provide participants with directions, recipes, and resources to start canning safely.
Youth Cooking School registration now open
Youth will learn basic cooking skills, kitchen and food safety, nutrition tips and prepare tasty recipes. Reducing food waste is the theme this year.