Illinois Extension

Master Gardener Training 2023

From farms and small-town to suburbs and the inner city, more than 2,600 volunteers statewide put their mission of “helping others learn to grow” into practice by providing gardening education and outreach in their communities. Take your love of gardening to the next level by joining the Master Gardeners in 2023.

Becoming a Master Gardener can be a perfect fit for someone interested in gardening (flower, vegetable, landscaping, etc.) with a passion for helping the local community. Training provides participants with research-based education that enables them to share their love for gardening with others.

Participants can join the online sessions from home or through a recording. Then trainees come together for hands-on activities and field trips.

Date

Time

Training Type

Topics

Location

7-Feb

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Introductions

Introduction

Extension Office (Washington County)

9-Feb

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Hands-On Activity

Introduction- Ice Breaker

Office (Washington County)

14-Feb

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Education Content

Botany

Zoom/Office (Washington County)

16-Feb

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Hands-On Activity

Botany activity

Office (Washington County)

21-Feb

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Education Content

Soils

Zoom/Office (Washington County)

23-Feb

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Hands-On Activity

Soils activity

Off-site location (TBD)

28-Feb

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Education Content

Insects

Zoom/Office (Washington County)

2-Mar

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Hands-On Activity

Insects activity

Office (Washington County)

7-Mar

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Education Content

Diseases

Zoom/Office (Washington County)

9-Mar

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Hands-On Activity

Diseases Activity

Off-site location (TBD)

14-Mar

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Education Content

Annuals & Perennials

Zoom/Office (Washington County)

16-Mar

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Hands-On Activity

Annuals & Perennials activity

Office (Washington County)

21-Mar

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Education Content

Lawns

Zoom/Office (Jefferson County)

23-Mar

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Hands-On Activity

Lawns Activity

Office (Jefferson County)

28-Mar

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Education Content

Fruits

Zoom/Office (Jefferson County)

30-Mar

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Hands-On Activity

Fruits Activity

Off-site location (TBD)

4-Apr

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Education Content

Vegetables

Zoom/Office (Jefferson County)

6-Apr

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Hands-On Activity

Vegetable Activity

Office (Marion County)

11-Apr

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Education Content

Trees & shrubs

Zoom/Office (Jefferson County)

13-Apr

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Hands-On Activity

trees & shrubs activity

Office (Jefferson County)

18-Apr

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Education Content

IPM - Integrated Pest Management

Zoom/Office (Jefferson County)

20-Apr

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Hands-On Activity

IPM Activity

Office (Jefferson County)

29-Apr

10 a.m. - TBD

Graduation/ Ed Tours

Activity

Off-Site Location/ Educational Tour

For questions, please contact Chris at 618-548-1446. The cost is $150 for the full training program, this includes the Master Gardener manual. Some fee waivers are available, please contact Chris for details. 

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