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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
Email: uie-gkw@illinois.edu
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

Straw Bale Gardening

April 2, 2018 (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM )

Bourbonnais Public Library
250 W John Casey Rd
Bourbonnais, IL 60914 (Kankakee County)

Straw Bale Gardening is simply a different type of container gardening. The main difference is that the container is actually the straw bale itself, held together with two or three strings; the outside crust of the bale serves as the container. Once the straw inside the bale begins to decompose, the straw becomes "conditioned" and ready to plant. The step by step process of conditioning creates an extraordinarily productive, warm, moist and nutrient rich rooting environment for young seedlings. Participants will go home with a planted straw bale.

Plan to attend this workshop on April 2, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at Bourbonnais Public Library, 250 W John Casey Road, Bourbonnais.  For further information or to pre-register, please contact the Bourbonnais Public Library at 815-933-1727 by March 26, 2018.