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Get Ready for the Season of Education!

Posted by Candice Hart - Programs

Now is the time of year when you're probably getting pretty stir crazy stuck inside because of the snow and cold weather. If you're like me, you're dreaming of being out in your garden working away. That time will come soon, but now is the time to starting planning for next year's garden by gaining some new knowledge! We have a variety of great gardening programs coming up in the Northwestern Illinois area. I may be a little biased because I'm speaking at all of them, but they are all great programs! Click on the name of the program to go straight to the registration page.

Here's what's coming up:

Join us for the 18th Annual JOYS OF GARDENING on February 21, 2015 for a Saturday of Horticulture Fun!

The event runs from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (registration at 8 a.m., keynote at 8:25 a.m.) at Highland Community College, Student Conference Center Room 201 (use Parking Lot A).

Cost is $25 for Full Day(includes 4 workshops, materials and lunch; $30 after 02/13/15) or $15 for Half Day (2 workshops, materials but no lunch).


February 28: Gardener's Pathway in Malta, IL

Gardener's Pathway: 15 years and growing... Saturday, February 28, 2015: Mark your calendar for this premier event which will feature a keynote address from Greg Stack and afternoon speaker Amanda Thomsen. To register call 815-825-2086 ext.2040.


March 7: Gardening for Food, Flowers, and Fun in Rockford, IL

Presented by University of Illinois Extension and Master Gardeners-Winnebago County at NIU Rockford, 8500 East State Street, Rockford, Illinois.

Join us for this early rite of spring– an educational venture presenting fresh horticultural ideas, insights and techniques.$40 cost includes keynote presentation, admission to all sessions, morning beverage service and a boxed lunch. The registration fee does not include additional fees for workshops. Register early as some sessions have a limited number of seats.


March 14: Ready, Set, Grow in Dixon, IL

Add a "spring" to your step at the 2015 Ready… Set…. Grow…gardening workshop, on Saturday, March 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon. Join the Master Gardeners of Carroll, Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside counties in cooperation with Sauk Valley Community College for this one-day event offering information about various aspects of home gardening.

Fifteen different workshops ranging from square foot gardening to creating stepping stones are offered to participants. During three different sessions, participants can choose to attend workshops about many different topics.

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