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University of Illinois Extension serving Cook County

Main Office (Cook County)
8751 S. Greenwood Avenue, Suites 112-122
Chicago, IL 60619
Phone: 773-768-7779
FAX: 773-768-4818
Email: uie-cook@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office
1114 N. Arlington Heights Road
Suite 201
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Branch Office (Cook County)
1140 N. Lamon
Floor 2
Chicago, IL 60651
Phone: 773-287-8333
FAX: 773-287-8335
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Cook County)
4747 Lincoln Mall Drive
Suite 601
Matteson, IL 60443
Phone: 708-679-6889
FAX: 708-679-6855
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4 pm

Branch Office (Cook County)
Enterprise Center
2205 Enterprise Drive, Suite 501
Westchester, IL 60154
Phone: 708-449-4320
FAX: 708-492-1805
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4 pm

Branch Office (Cook County)
9415 South Western Avenue, Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60643
Phone: 773-233-2900
FAX: 773-233-9183
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Cook County)
9415 South Western Avenue, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60643
Phone: 773-651-4011
FAX: 773-651-4047
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Upcoming Events

Chicago Community Gardeners Association 5th Annual Conference

March 25, 2017 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM )

Breakthough FamilyPlex
3219 W Carroll Ave
Chicago, IL 60624 ( County)

Join University of Illinois Extension educators and over 150 community gardeners at the CCGA Annual Conference.

Location: Breakthough FamilyPlex, 3219 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60624

Choose from several workshops including:

10 am - 11 am DIY Season Extension for the Community Garden

11:15 am - 12:15 pm DIY Season Extension for the Community Garden
Zack Grant, the Local Foods and Small Farms Educator with University of Illinois Extension will explore the concepts and techniques of using season extension cultural methods and structures to prolong your growing season.

10 am - 11 am Basic Vegetable Gardening
Nancy Kreith, a Cook County Extension Horticulture Educator will focus on learning the basics for soil preparation, direct seeding, transplanting and harvesting vegetables at the proper time, along with after planting care.

In addition to these educational sessions, there will be vendors, a seed swap with generous donations, and plenty of opportunity for networking and sharing best practices. Please join us! 

Pre-registration is required at http://chicagocommunitygardens.org/ccga-goals/ccga-annual-meeting/

The cost to attend the conference is $20 and includes lunch.



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