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4- Seasons Webinars on Youtube or select locations


Four Seasons Gardening Program Offers Spring Series

The spring 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, WaterSmart Gardening. The program is offered at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26 at University of Illinois Extension McLean County office, 1615 Commerce Parkway, Bloomington and University of Illinois Extension Livingston County office, 1412 S. Locust, Pontiac. The program will also be offered at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 at the El Paso Public Library, 149 W. First Street, El Paso. There is no fee to attend the program, but advance registration is required. Please register at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lmw/register/ or call (309) 663-8306 for more information. If you need a reasonable accommodation to attend this program, please contact our office.

With water sometimes a precious commodity, especially during the summer with droughts, WaterSmart Gardening will provide helpful hints on minimizing and conserving water, while still maintaining a healthy landscape. Extension Specialist, David Robson, will share tips and techniques and the latest in watering equipment.

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.

 

Other topics in the spring series include Utilizing Containers and Raised Beds to Grow Vegetables set for May 10 and 12, and Backyard Greenhouse Basics set for May 24 and 26.

Contact: Kelly Allsup, Extension unit educator, Horticulture – Livingston, McLean and Woodford Unit

(309) 663-8306, kallsup@illinois.edu



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