Master gardeners to answer questions in-person at the farmer's market

MONTICELLO, Ill. – There is so much information available at our fingertips. How do you know which advice to follow? University of Illinois Extension is here to alleviate uncertainty by providing research-based answers to your questions.

“Our skilled and knowledgeable Piatt County Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions at each of the weekly farmers market events,” says Horticulture Coordinator Beth Miglin. “Each week they will have themed information available, but you can ask anything garden-related and they will guide you in the right direction.”

Beginning June 17 Master Gardeners will be at the weekly Monticello Farmer’s Market, located on State St., which is sponsored by Monticello Main Street. At their table you will be able to ask questions, pick-up informational handouts, and find out about Extension events. For more information, please contact Beth Miglin, Extension horticulture coordinator, by email or call 217-762-2191.

The horticulture program is a branch of University of Illinois Extension that provides research-based information and training about soil testing, tree health, lawn care, pest identification and control, vegetable gardening, and more. The horticulture program also provides Master Gardener training. Find DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt Extension Master Gardeners and Horticulture on Facebook.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact 217-762-2191. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

Source: Beth Miglin, Horticulture Coordinator, University of Illinois Extension

Writer: Laura Crider, Marketing and Communications, University of Illinois Extension

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