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Master Gardener Help Desk open in St. Charles

University of Illinois Extension master gardeners Jennifer Traglia of Batavia (left) and Gail Miller of St. Charles work the Kane County Master Gardener Help Desk in St. Charles, which is open for calls and visits.
University of Illinois Extension master gardeners Jennifer Traglia of Batavia (left) and Gail Miller of St. Charles work the Kane County Master Gardener Help Desk in St. Charles, which is open for calls and visits.

ST. CHARLES – Residents planning this year’s vegetable garden or for making updates to their home’s landscape can find answers to any questions they might have by contacting the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Help Desk in Kane County, which is open for the 2015 season.

“Seed choice and starting seeds are two popular topics this time of year with the Master Gardener Help Desk,” Sarah Fellerer, the program coordinator, stated in a news release. “Master gardeners can advise on what needs to be done in gardens and yards right now, including questions about pruning, soil sampling, and disease control and prevention. Our trained volunteers also field questions on trees, shrubs, lawns, flowers and more.”

In March, the Kane County Master Gardeners are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 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 desk will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Questions also may be sent via email to uiemg-kendall@illinois.edu.

For information on the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener program in Kane County, contact Fellerer at fellerer@illinois.edu or visit web.extension.illinois.edu/dkk.

The University of Illinois Extension’s mission is to provide educational programs and research-based information to help Illinois residents improve their quality of life, develop skills and solve problems.

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