‘Growing Together’ educational spring seminar offered at IVCC


OGLESBY - A spring seminar will be hosted by the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener and Master Naturalist Programs, along with Illinois Valley Community College on Saturday, Feb. 23. The day-long event will take place at IVCC’s 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 will begin 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 throughout the day. Attendees will also have the chance to win a variety of door prizes.

Advanced registration is required by Feb. 16. Anyone with interests in gardening and horticulture and/or nature and natural resources will enjoy this day-long event full of fun and informative classes.

For additional information and to register, please use the following link: https://go.illinois.edu/growingtogether2019. You may also call the LaSalle County U of I Extension at (815) 433-0707, or e-mail at [email protected] Space is limited so register now to guarantee attendance.


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