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University of Illinois Extension serving DeWitt, Macon and Piatt Counties

Main Office (Macon County)
3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd.
Decatur, IL 62521
Phone: 217-877-6042
FAX: 217-877-4564
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (DeWitt County)
8425 Katie Road
Clinton, IL 61727
Phone: 217-935-5764
FAX: 217-935-8932
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Piatt County)
210 South Market Street
Monticello, IL 61856
Phone: 217-762-2191
FAX: 217-762-2703
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

News Release

Everything is New Again at The Great Garden Swap

Knowing that fall is the perfect time to divide and relocate plants, the Piatt County Master Gardeners are hosting The Great Garden Swap again this year. The swap encourages all gardeners to bring their indoor or outdoor garden plants to trade for plants from other gardeners. You can even bring your extra produce to swap for something different. Looking for new reading materials? Bring what you have and trade for new-to-you books and magazines.

Join us on September 9, 2017 from 9 until 11:30am for the swap at Forest Preserve Park Pavilion on
North Market Street in Monticello. Check-in will start at 8:30am. A composting presentation will start at 10:30am and run for approximately one hour. The swap and presentation are free.

Every plant traded must be identified prior to the swap. Plant Swap Plant Profile forms are available at the Piatt County Extension Office located at 210 S. Market Street in Monticello or online at Forms will also be available at the swap. If you have questions or need more details, please contact Beth at 217.762.2191 or

The mission of the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener program is Helping Others Learn to Grow. There are currently more than 3,200 Master Gardener Volunteers in Illinois. To learn more about the Piatt County Master Gardener program or Extension, contact Beth at 217.762.2191 or or visit

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call 217.762.2191.

Local Contact: Beth Allhands, Program Coordinator,