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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

Local youth invited to join the 4-H Junior Gardener Club

University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners and Winnebago County 4-H are offering a 4-H Junior Gardener Club to teach youth all about gardening this summer.  The 4-H Junior Gardener Club is open to all youth ages 8-12 and will meet for six sessions on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. between June 12 and August 7. 

U of I Extension Master Gardeners Jeff & Judy White will teach participants what makes plants grow, how to get their garden ready, how to start seeds, and what to feed your plants.  Participants will also get to build their very own grow box to take home with them.

All youth ages 8-12 are welcome to join the 4-H Jr. Gardener Club.  The cost of this 6-session program is $30 per participant, and the deadline to register is Friday, June 8th.  For more information or to register for this program, please contact the U of I Extension office at (815) 986-4357 or visit our website

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact the local Extension office at 815-986-4357.

Source: Jackie de Batista, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development,

Local Contact: Samantha Burbach, Program Coordinator,