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  • Peoria Garden Club

University of Illinois Extension Master Gardner Program

The Master Gardener program is an all-volunteer organization sanctioned by the land-grant institution in each state and functions as an extension of the college or university. In Illinois, this program is sponsored by University of Illinois.

Master Gardeners are adults of all ages who love gardening and who have previous gardening experience. You can become a Master Gardener if

- you have some knowledge or experience in gardening or landscape management

(you need not be an expert)

- you are willing to learn share horticulture information with others, and

- you are accepted into a local training program and can volunteer time conducting

horticultural educational programming coordinated through your local Extension unit.

University of Illinois Extension appreciates the trained Master Gardener volunteers who help meet the constant demand for horticultural information by citizens of our state. There are currently more than 3,500 Master Gardener volunteers in Illinois.

For more information contact your local University of Illinois Extension Office or visit the Master Gardner page online at

Peoria County Branch Office

4810 North Sheridan Rd

Peoria, IL 61614-5928

Phone: 309-685-3140

Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

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