Special Horticulture Classes Starting Soon
University of Illinois Extension has opened up the Illinois Master Gardener classes for those who want to advance their knowledge and understanding of plants and ornamental horticulture. If you would like to become a Master Gardener and currently do not have the time to devote to the full program or would like to try out a few classes to see if the program meets your needs then this is your opportunity.
Classes are held at the Illinois Extension offices in Breese or Mt. Vernon on the following Tuesdays:
· January 29 Insects (Mt Vernon)
· February 5 Vegetables (Mt Vernon)
· February 12 Soils (Mt Vernon)
· February 19 Wildlife and Organic Gardening and Composting (Breese)
· February 26 Lawns (Breese)
· March 5 Diseases and Diagnosis (Breese)
· March 12 Trees, Shrubs and Vines (Breese)
· March 19 Annuals/Perennials (Mt Vernon)
· March 26 Fruits (Breese)
· April 2 Integrated Pest Management (Breese)
Each class is taught by a University of Illinois specialist and will provide an in-depth look into each subject being offered. Classes run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with a break for lunch. There is a $25 fee per class, which will be deducted from the full training cost for those who decide to become certified in the future.
For more information, please call the Clinton County Extension office at 618-526-4551 or the Jefferson County Extension office at 618-242-0780.
University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact the Extension office at (618) 242-0780.
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