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University of Illinois Extension serving Logan, Menard and Sangamon Counties

Main Office (Sangamon County)
700 S. Airport Drive
Springfield, IL 62707
Phone: 217-782-4617
FAX: 217-524-6662
Email:uie-lms@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1 pm)

Branch Office (Logan County)
980 N. Postville Dr.
Lincoln, IL 62656
Phone: 217-732-8289
FAX: 217-735-5837
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (Closed 12 - 1 pm)

Branch Office (Menard County)
420 S. 7th St., PO Box 138
Petersburg, IL 62675
Phone: 217-632-7491
FAX: 217-632-2425
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (Closed 12 - 1 pm)

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Get Your Roses Ready for the Season-On Thursday, April 16, at 5:30 pm, volunteers will demonstrate “Get Your Roses Ready for the Season.” Join Barney Bruzetti for tips on getting your roses off to a good start and how to keep them beautiful this summer. Presentations will last approximately 30 minutes followed by a question and answer session. Master Gardeners are volunteers of the University of Illinois Extension Logan-Menard-Sangamon Unit. The demonstration will be in the Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens located on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in front of Building #30, Springfield. Program is free and open to the public. Questions call (217) 782-4617.

Dividing Perennials-On Thursday, May 21, at 5:30 pm, volunteers will demonstrate “Dividing Perennials.” Demonstration will include information on how to divide various perennials including ornamental grasses and mums. Presentations will last approximately 30 minutes followed by a question and answer session. Master Gardeners are volunteers of the University of Illinois Extension Logan-Menard-Sangamon Unit. The demonstration will be in the Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens located on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in front of Building #30, Springfield. Program is free and open to the public. Questions call (217) 782-4617.

Seed Starting with Heirloom Garden Plants University of Illinois Extension and Elijah Iles House Foundation are co-sponsoring “Getting a Start at Heirloom Gardening” on Tuesday, April 14, from 5 to 6 pm, at Elijah Iles House, Springfield, IL. Join University of Illinois Extension McLean County Master Gardener volunteers, Kay Henrichs and Mary Jane Bohall, for a discussion about gardening at Sarah’s Garden. Kay and Mary Jane will also discuss the different heirloom annuals and perennials at Sarah's Garden and how volunteers preserve plants by harvesting seed and establishing offsite reserve. Sarah’s Garden is located at David Davis Mansion in Bloomington, IL. Participants will be able to select flower seeds from plants at Sarah’s Garden, plant them in recycled paper pots and get a start at creating an heirloom garden. Following the presentation, Master Gardener volunteers will lead a walking tour of the Iles House Garden, and docents will be available for those who wish to tour the house itself. Program cost is $5, which will be collected at the door. Please pre-register by visiting the Iles House website at http://ileshouse.org/ .

Try your hand at Logan/Menard/Sangamon 4-H Trivia! Test your knowledge and see how much you know about Unit 16 4-H! Good luck and have fun! Click on "Learn More" below to try the Trivia!

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March, 2015 Extension Council Minutes
Tuesday March 17, 2015 • 7:00 PM

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