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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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Rain Gardens Program. The Four Seasons Gardening program from University of Illinois Extension, continues with a session titled, Getting Your Feet Wet with Rain Gardens. The program is offered on Tuesday, September 23, at 1:30 p.m. Learn how to reduce your impact downstream by building a rain garden. University of Illinois Extension horticulture educators Andrew Holsinger and Chris Enroth will introduce participants to the concepts and construction techniques of a successful rain garden. Andrew and Chris will also discuss what plants work best in rain gardens. Program is $5 and will be held at the U of I Extension Buildings in Springfield and Lincoln. The presentation will be via computer but will allow live discussion between the instructor and gardeners throughout Illinois. To reserve a packet of handouts pre-register on-line at the U of I Extension Logan-Menard-Sangamon unit website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/.

Straw Bale Gardening. University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners will be host “Straw Bale Gardening” program on Thursday, September 25, at 5:30 p.m. Join Master Gardener volunteers in the Identification Garden and learn why Straw Bale Gardening is growing in popularity. This gardening technique is a great option if you have pool soil quality, limited garden space or limited mobility. Come and learn how to condition bales for growing plants and see a comparison of growing in soil versus growing in bales. Garden program will be held in the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden located in front of Building #30, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield. Program is free and open to the public. Presentations will last 30 minutes, followed by a question and answer session.

Creating a Prairie Garden Demonstration. University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners will present “Creating a Prairie Garden” on Thursday, September 18, at 5:30 pm. Join Master Gardener volunteers for a program on using prairie plants in the garden. Garden program will be held in the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden located in front of Building #30, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield. Program is free and open to the public. Presentations will last 30 minutes, followed by a question and answer session.

In celebration of 100 years of Extension a view of Master Gardeners Past and Present and their many committees and activities has been created.

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