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University of Illinois Extension serving Henderson, Knox, McDonough and Warren Counties

Knox County
180 S Soangetaha Rd, Ste 108
Galesburg, IL 61401-5595
Phone: 309-342-5108
FAX: 309-342-1768
Email: uie-hkmw@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed noon - 1 pm)

Henderson County
410 E. Main, PO Box 540
Stronghurst, IL 61480
Phone: 309-924-1163
FAX: 309-924-1164
Hours: Monday and Tuesday 8am-2pm and Thursday 8am-4:30pm

McDonough County
3022 W Jackson
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-3939
FAX: 309-833-3019
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed noon - 1 pm)

Warren County
1000 North Main Street
P.O. Box 227
Monmouth, IL 61462
Phone: 309-734-5161
FAX: 309-734-5532
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 am to 4:30pm (Closed noon to 1 pm)

News Release

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Four Seasons Gardening Program Offers Winter Series

The Winter series of University of Illinois Extension’s Four Seasons Gardening program, which focuses on environmental stewardship, home gardening, and backyard food production, gets underway this month.

The first session of the series is titled, The Green Pathway to Invasion: Ornamental Invasive Plants. The program is offered twice – on February 27 at 1:30pm and again on March 1 at 6:30pm.

The February 27 session will be presented via computer at the University of Illinois Extension in Galesburg and is free to attend. This webinar may also be viewed from home by pre-registering at go.illinois.edu/4seasons_webinars. Recorded videos of these sessions can be viewed following the program at go.illinois.edu/fourseasonsrecordings

Many of our worst invasive plants actually started as ornamental plants.  Join Chris Evans, Forestry Extension and Research Specialist, as he explores why some plants end up becoming invasive, discusses some invaders that are still in the ornamental trade, and gives recommendations on how landowners can influence the surrounding natural landscapes through their planning decisions.

Other topics in the Winter series include Tree Care in Urban Soils set for March 13 and 15, and Keep on Growing: Tips for Extending the Gardening Season set for March 27 and 29.

Advance registration is appreciated but not required. Phone or email the local U of I Extension office for more details, 309-342-5108, achriste@illinois.edu. 

 

Local Contact: Amanda Christenson, Program Coordinator, Hort, achriste@illinois.edu