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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

Hands-on Horticulture - Self Watering Container Gardens in Piatt County

University of Illinois Extension’s Candice Hart Hosting Hands-on Horticulture Series

Extension Horticulture Educator Candice Hart continues her how-to gardening series Hands-on Horticulture with Hart on June 7 with Self-Watering Container Gardens. As summer moves into full swing, learn how create your own self-watering container to keep your plants hydrated. Join Hart as she discusses the concept of self-watering containers and how to make one at a fraction of the cost to buy one.

A small fee will be charged to cover the cost of materials. Participants will leave with an 18-gallon unit to take home.
This program will meet at the Piatt County Extension Office located at 210 S. Market St. in Monticello from 6-7:30pm. Advance registration is required by May 31 by visiting or call 217.935.5764 for more information.
Upcoming topics in the Hands-on Horticulture with Hart series are Cacti & Succulent Container Gardening in July and Cut Flower Gardening in August.

University of Illinois Extension is the flagship outreach effort of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, offering educational programs to residents of all of Illinois' 102 counties and beyond. Extension provides practical education you can trust to help people, businesses, and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call 217.762.2191.

Local Contact: Candice Hart, Extension Educator, Horticulture,