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University of Illinois Extension serving Jo Daviess, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties

Stephenson County
Highland Community College, Bldg R
2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-4125
FAX: 815-232-9006
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Jo Daviess County
204 Vine, PO Box 600
Elizabeth, IL 61028
Phone: 815-858-2273
FAX: 815-858-2274

SNAP Ed Office
650 North Main St
Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 779-423-0982

Winnebago County
1040 North Second Street
Rockford, IL 61107
Phone: 815-986-4357
FAX: 815-986-4329

News Release

Horticulture for the Holidays Workshop

Horticulture for the Holidays Workshop

University of Illinois Extension's annual Horticulture for the Holidays workshop is scheduled for Saturday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to noon (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.) at the Easter Seals Building located at 650 North Main Street, Rockford. Participants will participate in a make-and-take workshop that demonstrates how to incorporate the garden into seasonal celebrations and gift giving.

As your beautiful summer and fall containers wither away in the cold, it's the perfect time to transition them to evergreen containers! Evergreen containers make beautiful winter decor and can be dressed up for the holidays. Learn about creating eye-pleasing containers and using evergreens. Then learn how to put together a fresh evergreen container to adorn your home for the holiday season. University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners will show step-by-step instructions on how to construct a fresh evergreen container, complete with accessories.

Register online at or call Winnebago County Extension at

815-986-4357. There is a $25 fee which includes all workshop materials and refreshements. Registration is limited and required to secure your spot.  Please register by November 30th.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact the Extension office.


Source: Margaret Larson, County Director,

Local Contact: Samantha Burbach, Program Coordinator,