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University of Illinois Extension serving Champaign, Ford, Iroquois and Vermilion Counties

Champaign County
801 North Country Fair Drive
Suite D
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-333-7672
FAX: 217-333-7683
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 11:30 - 12:30pm)

INEP Office
201 W. Kenyon Road
Suite 2
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 217-353-0740
FAX: 217-351-2019

Iroquois County
916 W Seminary Ave
P.O. Box 163
Onarga, IL 60955-0163
Phone: 815-268-4051
FAX: 815-268-4058
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Vermilion County
3164 North Vermilion
Danville, IL 61832
Phone: 217-442-8615
FAX: 217-442-8628
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12-1pm)

Upcoming Events

2018 Garden Day Workshop and Spring Festival

March 10, 2018 (8:00 AM - 4:00 PM )

DACC Bremer Conference Center
2000 E Main St
Danville, IL 61832 (Vermilion County)

Are you ready for spring? The University of Illinois Extension Garden Day Workshop and Spring Festival is coming up soon! For over a decade, local gardeners have celebrated the arrival of spring by attending this yearly event.

 Master Gardeners are partnering with Danville Area Community College  Saturday, March 10, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at the DACC Bremer Conference Center in Danville, IL. The doors open at 8 a.m. 

Your $25 admission includes 3 speakers, lunch prepared by the DACC Culinary Arts School and a bag full of goodies.

There will also be door prizes for ticket holders 

2 Morning Speakers:

Paul Sermersheim- Vegetable Gardening; The Basics and Beyond

Shane Cultra- What’s New in the 2018 Flower Garden? 

Keynote Speaker: Kelsay Shaw – How to Landscape Using Native Plants -Gardeners have heard they are easier to care for and better for the environment but how do you create a striking landscape with Native Plants? 

Don't want to commit to a full day or tickets are sold out? No problem!

The Spring Festival is open to the public from 8-4 at no charge with garden themed vendors, raffle items and a silent auction. 

Vendors are featuring everything plant lovers enjoy: hand crafted wrought iron garden art, herbal bath salts and lotions, Schuren Nursery succulents, Possibility Place Nursery Native Plants, Walts Acres Raised Beds, International Greenhouse Supply and many others.

The silent auction includes 12 yards of compost, elevated cedar planter perfect for growing herbs, wine tasting, basket full of garden items from Sunrise Nursery, gift certificates to garden centers, leaf casts and more.

There is also a raffle room with over 50 baskets with themes like Plants for Bees, coffee, herbs etc.

Garden Day Festival is a great way to shake off the winter doldrums and get inspiration for this year’s garden.

 Profits are used to fund and maintain Master Gardener educational programs and community projects in Vermilion County. If you have questions, call the University of Illinois Extension office at 217.442.8615 and ask for Jenney Hanrahan.


University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate call 217.442.8615.

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