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 Summer and Fall - Four Seasons Gardening Webinar Series

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.

Live Webinar - Fall Gardening - September 17, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. CDT (via Skype for Business)

Gardening doesn't have to end when the calendar turns to fall.  Join Ken Johnson, horticulture educator to learn about the crops that can be grown as well as other garden and yard activities to do in the fall.

Live Webinar - Tree Compartmentalization - October 8, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. CDT (via Skype for Business)

Just think about the amount of tree energy expended to seal over pruning cuts and compartmentalize rot and decay within the boles of our urban trees.  University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator, Ryan Pankau, will review the processes at play when trees perform the amazing feat of blocking pathogens with their natural defense mechanisms.

Live Webinar - Gardening for Birds – December 3, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. CDT (via Skype for Business)

If You Plant It, They Will Come…A Plan to Attract Birds; i.e. Gardening for the Birds. Not just a program with a plant list but a thoughtful way to incorporate birds, and all their joy, into your garden.  Join Peggy Doty, extension educator, to consider not only the bird’s needs but also the needs of you, your family, children or grandchildren, pets, and of course the current plants in your garden.