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Martha A. Smith
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987
smithma@illinois.edu

Tracy Jo Mulliken
Program Coordinator, Horticulture and Agriculture
University of Illinois Extension
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987
tmully@illinois.edu

Four Seasons Gardening Home Webinar Series

Four Seasons Gardening Home Webinar Series

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Welcome to Four-Seasons Gardening Skype Series offered by University of Illinois Horticulture Team. The 2017 summer seasons are over. If you missed any of the past programs you can view them at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEYBGqFXZS6Sn37n1mVcY1g

You will also find educational programs from 2014 -2016

Fall 2017 (all are Central Daylight Time)

What's That Butterfly in my Garden? Tuesday, September 5, at 1:30 PM and Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 6:30 PM CDT ---REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 14th.

With over 150 species of butterflies in Illinois, Horticulture educator, Kelly Allsup will detail how to distinguish between some of the most commonly sighted butterflies in the flower gardens and prairies. Sometimes with only a few seconds to glance details can be picked up to later help the gardener identify what was seen.

Cultivating Carnivores: Growing Carniverous Plants, Tuesday September 19, 2017 at 1:30 PM and Thursday September 21,2017 at 6:30 PM CDT-- REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 7th

Carnivorous plants are unique and fascinating plants that have captured peoples’ imaginations for years. From the jaw like traps of the Venus flytrap to the sticky leaves of sundews and thepitchers of tropical pitcher plants, carnivorous plants have evolved multiple ways to capture and ‘eat’ their prey.  University of Illinois Horticulture educator Ken Johnson will discuss why carnivorous plants have evolved to ‘eat’ meat, the different ways carnivorous plants go about capturing their prey as well as their unique care requirements.

Gardening as Therapy, Tuesday, Octiober 3, 2017 at 1:30 PM and Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 6:30 PM CDT-- REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 7th 

The therapeutic benefits of gardening have been documented since ancient times but there has been a recent upswing in the interest for therapeutic gardening and horticulture. Join Extension Horticulture Educator, Candice Hart, as she discusses what exactly therapeutic gardening is and is not and shares how you can be successful in helping yourself, as well as others to enjoy the art of gardening at home or in institutions like schools, assisted living facilities, and others. Tips for success and examples of activities will be shared.