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Homegrown Healthy Program

The University of Illinois Extension office will be offering a complimentary Homegrown Healthy program for our Carroll County Housing Authority residents.  Please join University of Illinois Educator, Bruce Black, for this   ten (10) week program, where participants learn how to grow an actual community garden at Mest Manor, get an introduction to hydroponics, and try new foods made with garden produce. 

DATE:  Wednesdays | Starting June 5 – August 21st 

TIME:   2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  Mest Manor (525 Third Street)

Healthy communities grow with community support.  This program will focus on vegetable gardening while taking you on a journey from planning the garden, preparing the soil, planting crops, and beginning to harvest.  The classes will provide the nutritional value of your harvest, and garden-to-table recipes to prepare healthy dishes in your own home. The program is free and open to the public.  NOTE:  You are welcome to bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on.

Resident Sharps Disposal Service

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Some medical conditions require the use of hypodermic needles, syringes, lancets, and scalpel blades.  Thus, in an effort to ensure your safety, the Carroll County Housing Authority offers complimentary sharps containers, as well as, proper disposal of our resident’s household sharps.  You may pick up a Sharps container at the CCHA office during regular business hours.  When your Sharps container is about three-quarters (3/4) full, please ensure the lid is locked on the container, and return it to the CCHA office for proper disposal.  If you have any questions regarding this complimentary disposal service, please contact our office at 815-273-7081.

Just a few reminders when storing used needles for future disposal:

  1. Place used Sharps in Sharps/biohazard container or hard plastic container with a lid.
  2. Do not store Sharps in glass bottles, aluminum cans, or coffee cans.
  3. Put Sharps in the container needle first.
  4. Keep this container out of reach of children and pets.