Wildlife Prairie Park works in partnership in many areas of the Park with University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners. Extension Master Gardeners are adults of all ages who love gardening and who have previous gardening experience.
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:
Develop the leadership potential of Master Gardener volunteers through a volunteer administrative network designed to assist Extension staff in managing local Master Gardener activities and programs.
You can become a Master Gardener if:
For more information or to apply click here: extension.illinois.edu/fmpt/master-gardener