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University of Illinois Extension serving Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam Counties

Main Office (LaSalle County)
815 North Orlando Smith Road
Room C223
Oglesby, IL 61348
Phone: 815- 224-0889
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Bureau County)
850 Thompson St,
Becker Professional Suites,
Princeton, IL 61356
Phone: 815-875-2878
FAX: 815-875-2870
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (LaSalle County)
1689 North 31st Road,
Suite 2
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: 815-433-0707
FAX: 815-433-5454
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Marshall-Putnam County)
509 Front Street,
Suite 4
Henry, IL 61537
Phone: 309-364-2356
FAX: 309-364-2804
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

News Release

Marshall-Putnam Master Gardeners to hold Q & A sessions


        Now is the time to learn to garden or have gardening questions answered at a location close to you. The University of Illinois Extension Marshall Putnam Master Gardeners are presenting the “Seeds to Harvest” demonstrations plus a panel of experts to answer your gardening questions. The demonstrations will touch on the basics of starting seeds, container gardening, raised beds, weed control, and composting. In addition, a panel of Marshall Putnam U of I Extension Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions from the public. These experienced Gardeners are offering this program free of charge to promote healthy eating and the joys of gardening. 

        To reach all Marshall and Putnam residents the Master Gardeners are presenting these programs in many communities in the counties. Seeds to Harvest presentations are open to everyone in the community. It is offered in several community libraries across our counties. You can bring a friend along. The list of communities and times are as follows. Thursday March 9 in Hennepin, Putnam County Library starting at 7:00; Tuesday, March 14 in the Magnolia Putnam County Library 6:00; Putnam, Putnam County Library Saturday March 18, 10:00; McNabb, Putnam County Library Saturday, March 25, 10:00; Henry Library, Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30, Wenona Bi-Centennial Building Tuesday, April 4  at 6:30; and Lacon’s date to be set. In Toluca, the Master Gardeners will be teaching an after-school program on Tuesday April 11. 

         Mark your calendar to any program that fits your schedule.  Call the Marshall-Putnam University of Illinois Extension office 309 364-2356 for any questions Reservations are recommended but not required.  

   If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please indicate when calling/registering. All programs offered through the University of Illinois Extension are open to all individuals regardless of place of residence, race, creed, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability, or marital status.

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If you have questions or need more information please call University of Illinois Extension, Bureau-LaSalle-Marshall-Putnam Unit at 309 364-2356.  Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus.

Local Contact: Anne Scheel, Program Coordinator, 4-H,