Gifts from the Garden program offered Dec. 11 in Pittsfield

Posted: Nov. 24, 2012 8:37 pm Updated: Dec. 22, 2012 10:15 pm

PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- A lunch and learn program, Gifts from the Garden, will be offered Tuesday, Dec. 11. in Pittsfield.

The program begins at noon at the University of Extension office, 1301 E. Washington.

Led by Extension horticulture educator Kari Houle and horticulture coordinator Joan Sullivan, participants will make take-home gifts from the garden, including a pomander ball, soup mix, dip mix, simmering blend and potpourri.

A turkey sandwich, fruit, vegetables and a drink will be available for $5 or participants may bring their own lunch. The supply fee is $10 per person.

Reservations, due by Dec. 5, and more information are available by calling 285-5543 and online at


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