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Public Invited to U of I Extension State Master Gardener Conference

Posted by Nancy Kreith -

The public is invited to attend the 2008 University of Illinois Extension State Master Gardener Conference to be held Thursday September 11, 2008 through Saturday September 13, 2008 at the Westin in Lombard Illinois. Join us for a fun-filled, educational experience.

This year's conference, "Pathways to a Greener Illinois", will focus on "greening"- looking at ways to conserve resources and garden in an environmentally friendly manner.

Thursday is devoted to tours of area sites such as the "Smart Home" at the Museum of Science and Industry and the gardens at Ball Horticulture. A wide variety of classes is available Friday and Saturday.

The Keynote Speech will be given on Saturday morning by Horticultural expert Melinda Myers.

The registration fee for 2 days of educational seesions (Friday and Saturday) is $240. This includes all classes, handouts, and meals. Single day registrations on Friday and Saturday($140 and $110) are also available. There is an additional fee for the tours. Registration will be available until August 26,2008.

The conference brochure and registration page are located at:

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