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University of Illinois Extension serving Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark Counties

Rock Island County
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm (closed from 12pm - 1pm)

Henry-Stark County
358 Front Street
Galva, IL 61434
Phone: 309-932-3447
FAX: 309-932-3454
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8am - 4:30pm (closed from 12pm - 1pm)

Mercer County
2106 SE Third Street
Aledo, IL 61231
Phone: 309-582-5106
FAX: 309-582-7338
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 8am - 4:30 pm, (closed from 12pm - 1pm)

Upcoming Events

Nursery School: Lessons in Gardening 2017

February 18, 2017 (8:00 AM - 4:00 PM )

Augustana College
3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 (Rock Island County)

Nursery School: Lessons in Gardening Saturday, Feb 18, 9 am - 3:30 pm, Rock Island, IL

Shake off the winter doldrums at Nursery School, the Quad Cities’ premiere gardening symposium, produced by University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners. Local and regional horticulture experts share tips, pointers, ideas and information you can put to work!

NEW LOCATION!  The 20th Annual Nursery School will be at a new location- Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. Catch the free shuttle from the Centennial Hall parking lot: 3703 7th Ave, Rock Island from 8 - 9:30 AM & 3 - 4:30 PM


Your $55 registration fee includes your lunch and Keynote session by landscape designer Galen Gates who will share information about Year-Round Gardening.  His designs will inspire you as he shares some of his favorite landscape  plants that punctuate the seasons.  You’ll also get to choose 4 additional sessions from 16 different topics, including: growing roses; shade gardening; new plant selections; creating “outdoor rooms”; how to deal with nasty or annoying plants; using trees in your landscape; tea gardens; terrariums; high tech garden calendars; fermentation; outdoor photography; heirloom plants; landscape design; and make and take sessions that include a DIY jewelry pendant and a miniature garden.

Don’t miss this wonderful day to learn and grow with other garden enthusiasts.  Full details online: 

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