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University of Illinois Extension serving Boone, DeKalb and Ogle Counties

Main Office (Ogle County)
421 W Pines Rd, Ste 10
Oregon, IL 61061
Phone: 815-732-2191
FAX: 815-732-4007
Email:uie-bdo@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Boone County)
205 Cadillac Court
Unit 3
Belvidere, IL 61008-1733
Phone: 815-544-3710
FAX: 815-544-4606
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (DeKalb County)
1350 West Prairie Drive
Sycamore, IL 60178-3166
Phone: 815-758-8194
FAX: 815-758-8199
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

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University of Illinois Extension Boone County will have an informational booth at the upcoming Love Grows Here, Community Health Fair on Saturday, April 25 from 9am to 12pm. The Health Fair will be held at Immanuel North located at 13535 Rte. 76 in Poplar Grove, IL. Stop by our booth to learn about nutrition and money saving tips that will help you make healthy choices, plan meals and stretch your dollars while living within your budget. There will be other vendors available that day as well as refreshments and door prizes.

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The Midwest Compost School (June 2-4, 2015) is an intensive 3-day program for new and experienced mid-to-large-scale composting operators that will train participants in the science and art of composting. Subjects covered include composting basics, regulations & permitting, compost quality & testing, and marketing.

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DeKalb County will host in-person Master Gardener training this fall! Master Gardeners are volunteers who have received intensive training in horticulture through University of Illinois Extension. They volunteer to work with Extension staff to supplement educational programs, provide speakers to local groups, conduct plant clinics, assist with public gardens, and offer consultation through our Horticulture Help Desk. Whether your interest is in landscaping, vegetable gardening, perennials, houseplants, or other types of gardening, the Master Gardener program has something for everyone. Those interested in becoming a Master Gardener must complete an application and the volunteer screening process as well as participate in an interview. The cost of in-person training is $175. Online training is also available for those who can't attend in-person training.

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Learn how to save a little green by going green this year. Attend one of our many FREE Money Smart programs. Money Smart Week will be April 18 - 26, 2015.

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