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University of Illinois Extension serving Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam Counties

LaSalle County
815 North Orlando Smith Road
Room C223
Oglesby, IL 61348
Phone: 815- 224-0889
Email: uie-blmp@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Bureau County
850 Thompson St,
Becker Professional Suites,
Princeton, IL 61356
Phone: 815-875-2878
FAX: 815-875-2870
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

LaSalle County
1689 North 31st Road,
Suite 2
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: 815-433-0707
FAX: 815-433-5454
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Marshall-Putnam County
509 Front Street,
Suite 4
Henry, IL 61537
Phone: 309-364-2356
FAX: 309-364-2804
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

News Release

Openings for the upcoming Master Gardener Training Program are available until January 16

Openings for the upcoming Master Gardener Training Program are available until January
16.
To reserve your seat in the class, please call the Marshall-Putnam Extension Office at 309-364-
2356 or request an application online at: http://go.illinois.edu/MasterGardenerTraining.
University of Illinois Extension is offering a Master Gardener Webinar Training Program from
January 23 through April 3, 2018. The training will be held every Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00
p.m., at the Marshall-Putnam Extension Office in Henry and will be conducted via live webinars
taught by Extension Horticulture Educators. Extension Master Gardeners will be present to assist
and guide the discussions and answer questions.
Seating is limited. The application/payment and required screening process must be completed
by January 16. Interviews will be conducted the week of January 16 to determine final approval
for applicants. The cost of the program is $250. per person. This includes the training manual,
educational materials and supplies for the 11 week class. Participants must be willing to provide
a minimum of 60 hours of approved volunteer service to complete the internship process
following the training class.
“Participants come from all walks of life. The common interest is gardening, indoors and
outdoors. This is a great way to connect with others who have similar interests and it is a way to
give back to your community by doing something that you enjoy,” according to Jill Guynn,
County Director. “Many times we have city workers, park districts or community groups who
sponsor a participant so they can be certified to help with special projects in those towns or for
the groups.”
Class topics include botany, soils and fertility, trees and shrubs, organic gardening, vegetables,
fruits, insect identification and control, turf grass management, annuals & perennials, disease
diagnosis and control, pesticide safety, University of Illinois resources, and more.
If you have questions, and to reserve your seat in the class, please call the Marshall-Putnam
Extension Office at 309-364-2356. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please indicate that
when registering.
The Mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to
help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.
University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. Visit
our website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/blmp/
Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus.
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Source: Jill Guynn, County Extension Director, jguynn@illinois.edu