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

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)

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)

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)

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

U of I Extension Offers Program on Urban Soil Safety

U of I Extension Offers Program on Urban Soil Safety

The Summer Series of the Four Seasons Gardening program from University of Illinois Extension continues with a session titledUrban Soil Safety.”

Gardening in urban environments has unique risks and rewards. Gardeners can increase food security, build community, and increase local green spaces, but need to be cautious because of soil contamination and quality. In this webinar, you will learn from Extension Horticulture Educator, Gemini Bhalsod about common urban soil contaminants and recommended best practices.

This program will be offered via a live webinar on Tuesday, July 31st at 1:30 p.m. at the following University of Illinois Extension Offices: Bureau County in Princeton; Marshall-Putnam Counties in Henry; and LaSalle County in Ottawa. Please call the appropriate County office to register at least two days in advance. This webinar may also be viewed from wherever you have internet access on either Tuesday July 31st at 1:30 p.m., or Thursday, August 2nd at 6:30 p.m., by pre-registering at Recorded videos of these sessions can be viewed following the program at

This is the second session of the Summer series. The next program titled “At-Home Micropropagation: In Vitro Plantsis set for Tuesday, August 14th at 1:30 pm and Thursday, August 16th at 6:30 pm.

Each session is free to the public. Advance registration is needed. Phone or email the LaSalle County University of Illinois Extension office for more details at 815-433-0707, or you may email Extension Program Coordinator Meg Overocker at 

University of Illinois Extension provides educational programs and research-based information to help Illinois residents improve their quality of life, develop skills and solve problems. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call the LaSalle County Extension office at 815-433-0707. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences – United States Department of Agriculture – Local Extension Councils Cooperating


Local Contact: Meg E. Overocker

Date: 7/1/18