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Martha A. Smith
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987
smithma@illinois.edu

Tracy Jo Mulliken
Program Coordinator, Horticulture and Agriculture
University of Illinois Extension
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987
tmully@illinois.edu

Four Seasons Gardening Home Webinar Series

Four Seasons Gardening Home Webinar Series

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Welcome to Four-Seasons Gardening Skype Series offered by University of Illinois Horticulture Team. The 2018 seasons offers some great topics! Summer registration will open June 11, 2018.  

If you missed any of the past programs you can view them at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEYBGqFXZS6Sn37n1mVcY1g

You will also find educational programs from 2014 -2016

Summer 2018 (all are Central Daylight Time) 

REGISTRATION OPEN June 11 - Beneficial Insects: Garden Warriors - July 10 at 1:30 pm & July 12 at 6:30 pm

Gardeners can be blinded by insects that eat their plants without paying attention to insects that act as warriors in the garden by either eating the bad bugs or parasitizing them. Learn the most common ones with Extension Horticulture Educator, Kelly Allsup, and never accidentally kill a good bug again.

REGISTRATION OPEN June 12 - Urban Soil Safety  - July 31 at 1:30 pm & August 2 at 6:30 pm

Gardening in urban environments has unique risks and rewards. Gardeners can increase food security, build community, and increase local green spaces, but need to be cautious because of soil contamination and quality. In this webinar, you will learn from Extension Horticulture Educator, Gemini Bhalsod about common urban soil contaminants and recommended best practices.

REGISTRATION OPEN  June 11 - At-Home Micropropagation: In Vitro Plants - August 14 at 1:30 pm & August 16 at 6:30 pm

Micropropagation is a form of growing plants using tissue culture in sealed containers. This method allows for new plants to be grown using cuttings down to a number of cells. Learn from ExtensionHorticulture Educator, Bruce Black, about micropropagation and how you can do this at home using common household items.

Summer registration opens June 11, 2018