Illinois Extension

2024 Cook County SOUTH SUBURBAN Master Gardener - Request a Speakers Bureau Program

AT THIS TIME WE ARE BOOKED THROUGH MID-JUNE, 2024.  Please consider summer dates for your program request.
University of Illinois Extension provides speakers on a wide range of gardening topics through our Cook County South Suburban Master Gardener program listed below. If you would like to request a program for your Cook County South or Southwest organization, please complete this form indicating your program preferences. All groups requesting talks should have a minimum audience of 15 people. Requests need to be made at least 10 weeks in advance in order to coordinate our volunteer' schedules. Donations are greatly appreciated. *PLEASE NOTE depending on Covid protocols, and Speaker availability, some Speakers Bureau programs may need to be delivered via ZOOM rather than in person. Also please note our presentations must not be recorded. Thank you.
***UPDATE:  Some presentations might only be available via Zoom depending on the presentation or volunteer speaker.***
Donations run $50 to $150 depending on how much the organization can afford. Young organizations just getting started for instance are subsidized by more established and well financed ones. That way we can serve everyone. Please make out your check to University of Illinois Extension. and mail to University of Illinois Extension Cook South Suburban Branch office, 4747 Lincoln Mall Drive, Suite 601, Matteson IL 60443  ***DUE TO A HIGH VOLUME OF SPEAKERS BUREAU REQUESTS, PLEASE MAKE YOUR REQUEST AT LEAST TEN WEEKS IN ADVANCE OF DATE OF POSSIBLE PROGRAM. TO BETTER ACCOMMODATE ALL GROUPS,  WE MAY LIMIT EACH GROUP TO TWO TALKS PER CALENDAR YEAR. THANK YOU.  **Please note Extension Staff and volunteers cannot sign any contracts, agreements or waivers. Please note that this registration is for South Suburban Cook County ONLY.
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Donations are greatly appreciated, but not required. 
** Please note: Extension Staff and volunteers cannot sign any contracts, agreements, or waivers**

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Civil Rights Compliance - Participant Info

As part of our commitment to providing equal opportunities in our programming, University of Illinois Extension is required to collect and report overall statistics about the race, ethnicity, and gender of program participants. Your responses are voluntary and appreciated.