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Welcome 2008 Master Composter Trainees

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Hello future Master Composter Trainees,

My name is Nancy Kreith and I will be coordinating the Master Composter Program this year. Extension staff will be ready to welcome you with hot tea and coffee on Oct. 4. Welcome aboard!

Our first day of class for the 2008 Master Composter Training will be Saturday, October 4 at 9 a.m. You will be given a half hour for lunch and class will end by 3 p.m. You may bring your own lunch. There are also local places to grab a quick bite. If you have not paid your fee, please bring cash or a check made payable to "University of Illinois" on October 4. The fee is $75.

Please be sure to use the very west entrance of the Chicago High School for Agricultural Science (CHSAS). We will be meeting in the crop science wing, located directly behind the Farm Stand. Please park as close to the Farm Stand as possible and signs/staff will lead the way to the classroom. It is important that we do not go into the main school building because testing will be going on.

CHSAS is located at 3857 West 111th Street. The parking lot entrance is located on 111th St. just one block east of Pulaski. Most of you are traveling from the north. You can take Pulaski most of the way (there may be construction-road closed around 40th St. on Pulaski - Cicero is an alternate route) or take 94 E to 57 S and exit at 111th St. When exiting off 57 S at 111th St., go to the second stop light (Monterey) and turn right. This street turns into 111th Street. Take 111th St. for approximately 3 miles and enter the parking lot on the south side of the street before Pulaski. If you are coming from another area please let me know if you need assistance with directions. You can also go to for more detailed driving instructions.

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