This volunteer program is a great learning opportunity for
gardening enthusiast and beginners. Applications are now being
accepted from residents of Logan, Menard and Sangamon counties.
U of I Extension Master Gardener volunteers are adult members of the
community who are interested in learning more about lawns, trees,
shrubs, flowers, vegetables, the environment and much more. Master
Gardener trainees receive 60 hours of in-depth unbiased,
research-based horticulture training from University of Illinois
Extension educators and specialists.
A Master Gardener Intern is expected to return 60 hours of volunteer
service in the year following their graduation. To learn more about
the Master Gardener program visit
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Classes will be offered on Thursdays from 9am to 4pm, starting February 2 and
ending April 13, 2017. Training classes are face to face. Cost of the training
which includes the Master Gardener training manual is $200.
If you would like an application or have questions, call University of Illinois
Extension at (217) 782-4617.
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