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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
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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On Tuesday, April 22, at 5:30 pm, volunteers will demonstrate “Get Your Roses Ready for the Season.” 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.

Herb Plant Sale- May 3 Master Gardeners of University of Illinois Extension Menard and Sangamon counties will hold an “Herb Plant Sale” on Saturday, May 3, from 8 am to Noon. The event will be held in conjunction with Springfield Civic Garden Club Plant Sale at TechTown, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield. A variety of herbs will be offered including: Basil, Curly and Flat Leaf Parsley, five varieties of Thyme, several varieties of Scented Geranium, Rosemary and Sage. Plants will be priced from $3 to $6.

Wouldn't it be nice to enjoy your garden or farmers market produce all year long? Whether just starting out or updating your food preservation knowledge, join University of Illinois Extension, Nutrition and Wellness Educator, Caitlin Huth, for this timely seasonal program on Thursday, May 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sangamon County Extension Office, 700 S. Airport Drive in Springfield. The cost for the program is $5.00 per person (pre-registration is preferred). The program will cover the following: · Learn basics of food preservation · New, most scientific methods for preserving food safely · Learn the latest, most up to date home food safety guidelines · Have your dial pressure canner gauge tested (We will be testing canner dial gauges for accuracy for you as you attend this class! Just bring your canner lid.)

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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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