“Growing Together“ Educational Spring Seminar Offered at IVCC - U of I Extension

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“Growing Together“ Educational Spring Seminar Offered at IVCC

This article was originally published on November 21, 2018 and expired on February 25, 2019. It is provided here for archival purposes and may contain dated information.


UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit


“Growing Together“ Educational Spring Seminar Offered at IVCC

On Saturday, February 23rd, 2019, the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener and Master Naturalist Programs, along with Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC), will host an all-day Spring Seminar at the IVCC Peter Miller Community Technology Center. This seminar, which is open to the public, will focus on a variety of horticultural and natural resources topics. The seminar begins at 8:30 a.m. with a keynote address by Brook McDonald of the Conservation Foundation, and will be followed by four educational sessions. Sixteen classes will be offered that day covering such topics as restoration of natural landscapes, sustainable landscaping, Illinois geology, new cultivars for perennials, wildlife photography, native plants, and many others. Attendees will be able to choose one of four available classes per session. The seminar will conclude at 3:30 p.m. A registration fee of $40 includes the keynote address, four educational sessions, a continental breakfast, and lunch. Vendors offering goods of interest to gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts will have items for sale during the duration of the day. Attendees will also have the chance to win a variety of door prizes. Advanced registration is required by February 16th, 2019. If you have interests in gardening and horticulture and/or nature and natural resources, this day-long event full of fun and informative classes is one you will not want to miss!

For additional information and to register, please use the following link:

https://go.illinois.edu/growingtogether2019. You may also call the LaSalle County University of Illinois Extension Office at 815-433-0707, or email at bkrug@illinois.edu.  Space is limited so register now to guarantee attendance.


University of Illinois Extension provides educational programs and research-based information to help Illinois residents improve their quality of life, develop skills and solve problems. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call the LaSalle County Extension Office at 815-433-0707. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.

Pull date: February 25, 2019