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University of Illinois Extension serving Franklin, Jackson, Perry, Randolph and Williamson Counties

Main Office (Jackson County)
402 Ava Rd.
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Phone: 618-687-1727
FAX: 618-687-1612
Email:uie-fjprw@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Franklin County)
1212 Route 14 West
Benton, IL 62812
Phone: 618-439-3178
FAX: 618-439-2953
Hours: MT, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm)

Branch Office (Perry County)
3764 State Rte 13/127
Room 110
Pinckneyville, IL 62274
Phone: 618-357-2126
FAX: 618-357-3934
Hours: MT, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm)

Branch Office (Randolph County)
313 West Belmont Street
Sparta, IL 62286
Phone: 618-443-4364
FAX: 618-443-1922
Hours: MT, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm)

Branch Office (Williamson County)
201-B W Main
Marion, IL 62959
Phone: 618-993-3304
Hours: MT, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm)

News Release

"Seed Library" Added to DuQuoin Public Library

The Perry County Unit of University of Illinois Master Gardeners has started a seed library in the Du Quoin Public Library. Gardeners can "check out seeds" to grow in their own garden in exchange for returning some of the seeds from their harvest at the end of the season. The seeds are organized by type -- annuals, perennials, herbs, vines, vegetables – with growing directions attached. The seed library is located in the bottom drawer of the file cabinet to the right of the circulation desk. Look for the plant pictures. Whenever the Library is open, gardeners can check out seeds for free. The Perry County Unit will be offering a seed-saving workshop this spring.

Local Contact: Sonja Lallemand, Extension Educator, Horticulture, lalleman@illinois.edu