It might seem hard to believe with today’s weather, but spring is right around the corner, which means it is time for the Kane County Master Gardener Help Desk to open for the 2016 season. Beginning in March, trained volunteers can field questions on trees, shrubs, lawns, flowers, vegetables and more.
“Winter storm damage, lawn care, spring blooms, and starting vegetable seeds are popular topics this time of year with the Master Gardener Help Desk,” said Sarah Fellerer, Program Coordinator. “Master Gardeners can advise on what needs to be done in gardens and yards right now and throughout the season, including questions about pruning, soil sampling, disease control and prevention, project planning and much more.”
Throughout March, the Kane County Master Gardeners are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.at 630-584-6166 or in the Master Gardener office at the University of Illinois Extension office at 535 S. Randall Road in St. Charles. In April, the Help Desk expands the schedule to Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Questions also may be sent via email to email@example.com.
For more information on the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener program in Kane County, contact Fellerer at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the U of I Extension website. University of Illinois Extension provides educational programs and research-based information to help Illinois residents improve their quality of life, develop skills and solve problems.
SOURCE: University of Illinois Extension news release