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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

Build your own Marimo Moss Ball habitat Workshop

December 5, 2017 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM )

Rock Island County Extension
321 W 2nd Ave
Milan, IL 61264 (Rock Island County)

The Aegagropila linnaei, otherwise known as the Marimo Moss Ball, is a rare species of filamentous green algae that is known for its unique round shape and smooth velvety texture. They are plants that live in water and only grow ¼ -inch a year. These unique spheres are very popular in Japan where they are considered a National Treasure. Owners treat them as pets often giving them a name. Participants will learn about the history, care and benefits of Marimo balls. Sample habitats will be available to give you ideas and each participant will make their own to take home. 2 Marimo balls per glass container provided. Décor- rocks, shells etc and container provided.

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