If you are a lawn and garden enthusiast in the River Bend area, it's not too late to get extensive horticulture taining in exchange for volunteer hours through the University of Illinois Extension's Master Gardener Program. The deadline to apply is Dec. 14th. 

Program Coordinator with University of Illinois Extension Sarah Ruth tells The Big Z what being a Master Gardener entails.

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She says they currently have master gardeners who work at community gardens, do public presentations, and a number of different activities to help the general public improve their gardening skills. If you interested you can contact Ruth at the extension office at 344-4230 to request an application.


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