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Visit the Master Gardener Help Desk to have all your garden questions answered

CLINTON, Ill. – We have a question, and our first reaction is to do a quick online search. The problem is that there is so much conflicting information. Which solution is correct? What source should we trust? University of Illinois Extension is here to alleviate uncertainty by providing research-based answers to your questions.

“Our skilled and knowledgeable DeWitt County Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions at each of the scheduled help desk dates,” says Horticulture Coordinator Beth Miglin. “You can ask anything garden-related, and they will guide you in the right direction.”

On select dates, Master Gardeners will be at Vespasian Warner Public Library, 310 N. Quincy St., Clinton, Ill. The scheduled dates are June 4, June 23, July 2, July 14, July 30, and August 11. Saturdays will be from 10 a.m. to noon, and Thursdays will be from 3 to 5 p.m. At their table, you will be able to ask questions, pick up informational handouts, and find out about Extension events. Help desk questions can be submitted online anytime at For more information, please contact Beth Miglin, Extension horticulture coordinator, at or call 217-935-5764.

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 217-935-5764. 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