If gardening is your passion, and you would like to be part of a team that contributes to keeping Illinois communities educated and beautiful, consider becoming a University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener. The Master Gardener training for 2014 will be offered Wednesdays, January 15 through April 2 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Boone County University of Illinois Extension office located at 205 Cadillac Court, Belvidere. In-person training costs $175 and includes the Master Gardener manual with helpful resources and other materials. If you are interested in becoming a DeKalb County Master Gardener, Belvidere is the closest training option for winter 2014. For more information or to apply, please contact Judy Hodge at 815-544-3710, or visit us online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/mg/.