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Buy your Fresh Evergreen Centerpiece from the University of Illinois Extension Livingston Master Gardeners


Add A Fresh Evergreen Centerpiece to Your Holiday Table

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Simplify the holidays by purchasing an evergreen centerpiece created by University of Illinois Extension-Livingston County Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners are celebrating the holidays with rich, textural, aromatic evergreens, colorful ribbons, and earthy pine cones all tucked into a 6" decorative container that are ready for the holiday table or as the perfect gift. The cost is $25 and all proceeds from the centerpiece sale go back into their programs and community projects.

Livingston County Master Gardeners invest their money in growing their community. They often raise funds for projects as planting natives at Dargan Park, and also the restoration of the Yost House's 'Grandma's Victorian Garden.' They also purchase apples for the apple tasting lab which they integrate into their pollinator lesson for second and fifth graders throughout the county. A new project they started this year was running a demonstration booth at the Pontiac Farmer's Market to help increase their reach to the public.

This year, Livingston County Master Gardeners have decided to share what they love doing during the winter, which in turn, supports getting to do what they love during the growing season. Each centerpiece will be unique, lush, festive and made with the love. Choose between three styles of holiday decor: traditional, rustic, modern.

-Traditional: traditional holiday decor- red, green

-Rustic: natural holiday materials- pine cones, twigs

-Modern: modern holiday decor- bright colors, glitter

Please register for your very own holiday centerpiece at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lmw/.

Pick up is Friday, 12/9 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Livingston County Extension Office at 1412 S Locust St., Pontiac. For an alternative pick up time or any questions, please contact Brittnay Haag at (309) 663-8306 or bhaag@illinois.edu.

If you need reasonable accommodations, please contact Extension Horticulture Educator for Livingston, McLean and Woodford Unit, Kelly Allsup (309) 663-8306, kallsup@illinois.edu.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call 309-663-8306.



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