Brenda Dahlfors is the program coordinator for the 130 plus University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener volunteers in McHenry County. The public relies on Master Gardener volunteers to provide research based and unbiased information on gardening, insect, and plant disease issues, that affect our physical, emotional and economic health. She arranges for training and continuing education opportunities and coordinates and monitors the volunteer projects, speakers’ bureau, and help desk.
Brenda’s undergrad and Masters degrees are in Education. She trained to be an Illinois Extension Master Gardener in 1999 and also trained with UW Madison’s program in 2016. She was hired in 2002 to run the McHenry County program. She is on the Advisory Board for the Horticulture Department at McHenry County College.
Brenda is the administrator on the McHenry Co Master Gardener Facebook page as well as the Northern Illinois Farm Stroll page, and co-administrator of the University of Illinois Extension Lake McHenry Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/McHenryCoMasterGardener