Who We Are

Master Gardeners are adults of all ages who love gardening and who have previous gardening experience.

You can become a Master Gardener if:

University of Illinois Extension increasingly uses trained Master Gardener volunteers to meet the constant demand for horticultural consumer information by citizens of our state.

Nearly all Extension units in the state have Master Gardeners. There are currently more than 3,200 Master Gardener volunteers in Illinois.

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The mission of the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener program is "Helping Others Learn to Grow." Master Gardeners involve people in improving the quality of life by helping them find sound management practices for home and urban natural resources, by creating aesthetically pleasing environments, by promoting well-being through people-plant interactions and horticultural therapy, and by contributing to a safe, abundant food supply through home fruit and vegetable production.

The objectives of the Master Gardener program are to:

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