Contact Us

University of Illinois Extension serving Grundy, Kankakee and Will Counties

Kankakee County
1650 Commerce Drive
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Phone: 815-933-8337
FAX: 815-933-8532
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Grundy County
4004 N. Division
Morris, IL 60450
Phone: 815-942-2725
FAX: 815-942-9519
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Will County
100 Manhattan Road
Joliet, IL 60433
Phone: 815-727-9296
FAX: 815-727-9364
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Upcoming Events

Winter Sowing for Pollination Workshop

December 8, 2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM )

Shannon Bayou
3301 Waldron Rd
Aroma Park, IL 60910 (Kankakee County)

Start your pollinator garden in December using a neat trick called winter sow. Bring one empty rinsed out milk jug and learn the art of winter sowing. This easy germination method will allow you to start hardy and vigorous seedlings for pennies. Winter sowing is done outdoors with no heating devices or expensive seed starting devices. 

 We take pollinators for granted. Consider this, 75% of our flowering plants and, at least 30% of our crops are pollinated by hardworking animals that include mostly insects, some mammals and birds. Thus, pollinators play a vital role in plant reproduction and in production of most fruits and vegetables.

Pollinators need your help to survive and thrive – they are currently declining in numbers. Learn how you can help in this informational session.

Winter sowing will be held on December 8, 2017 at 10:00 am. at Shannon Bayou, 3301 Waldron Rd., Aroma Park, IL.  For further information, please contact the Extension office at 815-933-8337. Please register online at  by December 1, 2017.