Contact Us

Nancy Kreith
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
4747 Lincoln Mall Drive
Suite 601
Matteson, IL 60443
Phone: 708-679-6889
FAX: 708-679-6855

Gemini Bhalsod
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
1114 N. Arlington Heights Road
Suite 201
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: 847-201-4176
FAX: 847-201-4175



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Welcome to Four Seasons Gardening - Skype for Business Webinar Series offered by Illinois Extension Horticulture Team. Live webinars will be offered three times per season on select Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. CDT. Each program will be recorded and uploaded to Illinois Extension Horticulture YouTube website here. To allow time for closed captioning, please check the YouTube channel 30 days after the scheduled program. At the link above, you will also find educational programs from 2014 - 2018. 

2019 program schedule is listed below and includes a wonderful line-up. Webinars are free but, you must register. Register by clicking on the appropriate title to the right. Each webinar has a separate registration page. Once you register, you will receive an email with more details. Illinois Extension will not share your email address with outside entities.

2019 Spring - Four Seasons Gardening Webinar Series

Live Webinar – Which Grass is Which? Identifying Grasses Made Easy – June 11, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. CDT (via Skype for Business)

Identifying grasses can be tricky! Join Erin Medvecz, Energy & Environmental Stewardship Educator, as she discusses basic grass identification and shares tips and techniques to identifying a number of common grasses in Illinois, without learning complex terminology or needing a hand lens.

2019 Summer - Four Seasons Gardening Webinar Series

Live Webinar - Landscape Invasives and Native Alternatives – June 25, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. CDT (via Skype for Business)

University of Illinois horticulture educator Kelly Allsup will discuss some of the most common landscape plants with potentially invasive qualities in the natural areas and replace them with native alternatives that are just as attractive.

Live Webinar - Youth Gardening: Back Pocket Lessons and Activities - July 16, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. CDT (via Skype for Business)

Looking for simple, but fun ways to get youth engaged in gardening?  Join Brittnay Haag, horticulture educator, to learn some quick, easy and highly engaging gardening activities that require minimal preparation that everyone that works with youth should have in their back pocket.

Live Webinar - Going Organic: Are organic pesticides safer than their synthetic counterparts? – August 6, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. CDT (via Skype for Business)

Statistics show home landscapes receive three times more pesticides per acre than commercial agriculture production. Many clients are turning to ‘organic’ products due to their growing market and perception that these pesticides are safer, but are they? Join University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator Chris Enroth as he sheds some light on the debate of organic vs. synthetic.

Upcoming Schedule

2019 Fall

Ken Johnson – Fall Gardening – September 17

Ryan Pankau – Tree Compartmentalization – October 8

Peggy Doty – Gardening for Birds – December 3