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Brittnay Haag
Program Coordinator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
402 North Hershey Road
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: 309-663-8306
FAX: 309-663-8270

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Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
402 North Hershey Road
Bloomington, IL 61704
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FAX: 309-663-8270

Woodford County Master Gardeners

Woodford County Master Gardeners

2012 Programs



February 28

Quilt Gardens. Enjoy a video trip of the 2011 Quilt Garden Tour in Northern Indiana's Amish Country. Sit and relax and view beautiful pictures of flowers, quilt murals and lovely people along the Indiana country side. Presented by Lisa Hill, Woodford County Master Gardener.

March 13

We have all done it before. In elementary school carefully putting the seed in the moist potting soil in the Dixie cup and putting it on the window sill. Waiting for that first sight of green pushing through the rich brown soil. Seed starting has come a long way.....or has it? Join us as Woodford County Master Gardener Susan Rowen guides us through how seed starting can be economical, challenging and fun.

April 10

Deanna Frautschi and Sherrie Snyder, both Master Naturalists and Wild Ones members will share their knowledge about hummingbirds and how to attract them to your yard using native plants. Sherrie will talk about her and the hummingbird's favorite natives including: Fire Pink, Jewelweed, Columbine, and several Beardtongues.

May 8

Create an indoor fairy garden with McLean County Master Gardener Karen Gottlieb. All materials will be provided as participants learn fairy lore while they build a basic, self-contained garden complete with soil, a miniature plant, a fairy and an accessory or two. Discussion will include plans and plants for an outdoor fairy garden as well.

June 12

Learn what it means to construct a Living Wall. Lisa Hill, a Woodford County Master Gardener will show you examples of Living Wall structures. She will explain how simple they are to construct and maintain.

July 10

Hypertufa class presented by Penny Feehan, McLean County Master Gardener.

August 14

Join us to learn how to make the gardening process a little easier for the body to bear. Jane Flanders-Osborn, a Woodford County Master Gardener will discuss ergonomic tools and the appropriate ways to use them. In addition, Jane will talk about some important gardening basics - stretching, sun protection, avoiding stress injuries and hydration - to keep your body the working machine you need for it to be.

September 11

CREATE A GLASS ART FLOWER STAKE FOR YOUR GARDEN...Robin VanDermay and Pam Terry, Master Gardeners. Join Robin and Pam to create your own colored glass garden art flower. You will learn this interesting and creative technique to add color and art to your garden. The presenters will provide all you need to make your glass flower; but if you have a favorite glass dish or other item, please feel free to bring this along to personalize your creation. The fee for this class is $20.00. Class size is limited to 15.

October 9

Iris. Details coming soon!

All classes are held at the Eureka Public Library, from 6:30-8:00 PM. Pre-registration is required for all programs and can by confirmed by calling the Library at 309-467-2922.