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Companion planting workshops


Companion Planting Workshop

Please join University of Illinois Extension Horticulture program in Livingston, McLean and Woodford Counties for a series of workshops designed to teach the community how to grow. The workshops teach both novice and avid gardener's skills to grow flowers and vegetables fruitfully. Please visit the local Extension website for a full schedule of topics, dates and locations of upcoming classes – web.extension.illinois.edu/lmw.

A Companion Planting workshop, the second workshop of the Learn to Grow series, will be offered at three different times and locations. The first workshop will be hosted at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3 at the Livingston County Extension Office located at 1412 S Locust in Pontiac. The second workshop will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 at the Woodford County Extension Office located at 109 E Eureka Avenue in Eureka. The third workshop will be hosted at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11 at the McLean County Extension Office located at 1615 Commerce Parkway in Bloomington.

In the modern era of gardening, pristinely perfect landscapes have turned into diverse ecosystems that are more able to withstand devastating pests, and provide habitat for beneficial creatures. Companion planting pairs up plants that when grown together can increase amount of output of produce and flowers, increase soil health and reduce gardening woes. University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator, Kelly Allsup will share some of these companion plant combinations that really work; from planting clover between rows of corn or tomatoes to increase nitrogen, to planting nasturtiums with your zucchini in order to repel the dreaded squash bug. Program participants will leave with a list of new plant combinations to try.

Registration is required for this program. Please visit web.extension.illinois.edu/lmw/register or call (309) 663-8306.

For more information or if you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact the University of Illinois Extension McLean County office at (309) 663-8306.



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