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Cultivating Connections

University of Illinois Extension invites all current Master Gardener and Master Naturalist volunteers from Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, and Putnam Counties to a Cultivating Connections meeting on November 18, 2021 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the University of Illinois Extension Education Center & Community Teaching Kitchen located at 944 First Street in LaSalle. All Master Gardener and Master Naturalist volunteers and Extension’s 4-H staff team will meet together to connect with the 4-H coordinators in each county, discuss current programming and new plans, learn about local partnership opportunities, share ideas, and plan and schedule events for 2022. This meeting will be the catalyst to making our communities more aware of educational programs, engaging youth and adults in natural resources and our environment, and completing community service projects to beautify our area this year, with your help and expertise.

To attend this meeting, or to learn more about it, please RSVP by November 12, 2021. There are several ways to register: contact Beth Dellatori, 4-H Youth Development Educator at or call 815-224-0889; call Barb Krug, LaSalle County Office Support Associate at 815-433-0707 or email; or register online at A brief survey is included on the registration link. Masks are required at the meeting. Refreshments will be served. We hope to see everyone in attendance!

The Mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. 

If you have questions or need more information, please call University of Illinois Extension- Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit Office at 815-224-0889. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please indicate when registering or contact the Extension office. Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus.