School of Agriculture

Hort Club group

Horticulture Club

The purpose of Hort Club is to preserve nature, and to beautify, educate and promote horticulture.


Attendance at the Mid-American Association of Collegiate Horticulture (MACHS)

Annual host of FFA Horticulture CDE contest

Participate in We Care, campus beautification

Plant trees for the City of Macomb

Field trips to Botanical Gardens and other major horticulture attractions of interest

Participation in WIU Ag Council activities, including Toys for Tots, Ag Picnic, Ag Awards Banquet


In the past Hort Club has sold braided and bundled garlic and annually sell flower and plant bulbs. Proceeds are used to help fund upcoming field trips.

If interested, in supporting Western Illinois University's Hort Club please contact a club officer or our faculty advisor, Professor Mari Loehrlein

Contact Information

Faculty Advisor

Professor Mari Loehrlein
(309) 298-1089
Knoblauch Hall 309

2014-2015 Officers

  • Kortney White Watts, President -
  • Brittany Parker, Vice-President -
  • Narissa Orwig, Secretary -