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University of Illinois Extension serving DeWitt, Macon and Piatt Counties

Macon County
3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd.
Decatur, IL 62521
Phone: 217-877-6042
FAX: 217-877-4564
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

DeWitt County
8425 Katie Road
Clinton, IL 61727
Phone: 217-935-5764
FAX: 217-935-8932
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Piatt County
210 South Market Street
Monticello, IL 61856
Phone: 217-762-2191
FAX: 217-762-2703
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

News Release

Collecting Rain Water in Macon County

Extension Horticulture Educator Candice Hart continues her how-to gardening series Hands-on Horticulture with Hart on April 25 with Collecting Rainwater: A DIY Rain Barrel Project. Rain barrels can be a costly investment, but Hart will show you how to create your own basic rain barrel from simple components from your local hardware store. She will also discuss how to be successful with your rain barrel. Cost is $30 and participants will leave with a 32-gallon rain barrel to get their rain collection off to a good start.

This program meet at the University of Illinois Extension Office located at 3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd. in Decatur from 6-7:30pm. Advance registration is required by April 23 by visiting or call 217.935.5764 for more information.
Upcoming topics in the Hands-on Horticulture with Hart series are Colorful Container Gardening in May and Self-watering Container Gardens in June.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call 217.877.6042.

Local Contact: Candice Hart, Extension Educator, Horticulture,