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Martha A. Smith
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
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Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
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smithma@illinois.edu

Tracy Jo Mulliken
Program Coordinator, Horticulture and Agriculture
University of Illinois Extension
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Milan, IL 61264
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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 2018 seasons offers some great topics!  Registration will open Friday Feb. 2, 2018.   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

Winter 2018 (all are Central Daylight Time)

The Green Pathway to Invasion:  Ornamental Invasive Plants- Feb 27 at 1:30 pm and March 1 at 6:30 pm

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.

Tree Care in Urban Soils: March 13 at 1:30 pm and March 15 at 6:30 pm

Extension Horticulture Educator, Ryan Pankau will discuss tree care and urban soils by exploring the attributes of urban soils in contrast to undisturbed forest soils.  Many common impacts to tree health can be related back to the level of disturbance in our urban soils.  Ryan will discuss practical ways to diagnose tree symptoms related to soil issues and current tree care techniques that address soils.

Keep on Growing: Tips for Extending the Gardening Season- March 27 at 1:30 pm and March 29 at 6:30 pm

Learn how to keep on growing beyond summer, and have fresh vegetables anytime of the year. Join Extension Horticulture Educator, Chris Enroth as he details season extension techniques such as using cold frames and low tunnels to grow fresh produce all year long.

Registration opens Friday, Feb. 2, 2018

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