Learn How to Grow Your Own Produce at Rock Island County Extension’s Homegrown Challenge Free Tuesday Classes - 5:30 pm, May 10 – June 28

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Rock Island County Extension is inviting the public to get involved in home vegetable gardening–as a benefit to your health and the environment! These free classes are geared to the new or beginner gardener. You'll learn some of basics for planting, care, and harvesting of fresh produce. Classes will be led by Rock Island County Master Gardeners. All classes are held from 5:30 - 6:30 pm at Rock Island County Extension, 321 West 2nd Ave., Milan, IL.  Registration is encouraged to prepare handouts.  Register online at or call (309) 756-9978 Ext 10.

Join us for these upcoming topics:

    •    May 10 - What to Plant When

    •    May 17 - Soil Testing; Mulches

    •    May 24 - Berries & Grapes

    •    May 31 - Herbs

    •    June 7 - Veggies

    •    June 14 - Irrigation Tips; Garden Maintenance

    •    June 21 - Garden Pests

    •    June 28 - Crop Rotation & Composting

Support for the this program is provided, in part, by a grant from The Mel McKay Charitable Trust.  University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programming and employment.  If you need reasonable accommodation to attend, please call the office at (309) 756-9978 Ext 10.