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University of Illinois Extension serving Madison, Monroe and St. Clair Counties

Main Office (Monroe County)
901 Illinois Avenue
PO Box 117
Waterloo, IL 62298
Phone: 618-939-3434
FAX: 618-939-7708
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Madison County)
1 Regency Plaza
Suite 200
Collinsville, IL 62234
Phone: 618-344-4230
FAX: 618-344-5602
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm - Closed 12 Noon to 1:00

EFNEP Training Center
1269 North 89th Street
Suite 3
East St. Louis, IL 62203
Phone: 618-397-4973
FAX: 618-397-8823
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

East St. Louis Library Office
5300 State St.
East St. Louis, IL 62203

Scott Air Force Base Youth Center
4691 Patriots Drive
Scott Air Force Base, IL 62225
Phone: 618-256-4991
Hours: This office is only for Military 4-H Youth Programming

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University of Illinois Extension's Madison-Monroe-St. Clair Unit provides resources and programming to the community. Areas of program focus are: Horticulture, Community and Economic Development; and 4-H and Youth Development. We hope you find the information contained in our website helpful; if not, give us a call, we'd love to help you put knowledge to work.

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Bi-State Compost School - June 21 & 22, 2017 at Henry White Experimental Farm and St. Louis Composting. This school is an extensive 2-day program for new and experienced mid to large scale composting operators that will train participants in the science and art of composting.

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Four Seasons Webinars: Moth Orchids-March 7; Vegetable Growing in Small Spaces-April 18; Beyond Hosta-May 2; Backyard Small Fruits-May 16; Sustainable Lawns-June 27; Carnivorous Plants-July 11; Backyard Tree Fruits-July 25. All sessions are on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. and are FREE to attend.

Gardening Classes for the Metro East Community at the SIUe Gardens Center: February 15, 6:30 p.m. - Backyard Ecology: Choosing Plants Wisely; March 9, 10:30 a.m. - Pruning: Learn How to Make the Right Cuts; Container Gardening: A Different Approach - March 28, 6:30 p.m. Registration fee is $2/class. Call 618-650-3070 or e-mail:

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Registration for the 2017 Gateway Green Industry Conference scheduled for Wednesday, March 1 at the Gateway Convention Center, Collinsville is now OPEN. Full Brochure here. Or register to your right under Register Online.

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Winter Weather Preparedness

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2016 Annual Report available for your review.

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2017 Small Farms Winter Webinar Series Offered. Register online and listen from anywhere!

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A variety of education opportunities are available at Willoughby Heritage Farm in Collinsville including several taught by our Master Gardener volunteers. Check out this link for topics and dates.

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The ABC's of Community Gardens Workshops: March 11, 2017 April 29, 2017 May 20, 2017 See flyer for more information

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University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in any of our programs, please contact our office at 618-939-3434 or 618-344-4230. Universidad de Illinois ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en programas y empleo. Si usted necesita un ajuste razonable para participar en este programa, por favor pĆ³ngase en contacto con nuestra oficina.

Information and Resources for You

4-H Youth Development Commercial Agriculture Community and Economic Development Consumer Economics Environment and Energy Stewardship Family Life Horticulture Leadership and Local Government Nutrition and Wellness Schools Online

Extension Meetings

2017 Gateway Green Industry Conference
Wednesday March 1, 2017 • 8:00 AM
Weekend Gardener
Saturday March 4, 2017 • 9:00 AM

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