Four Seasons Gardening program offers free Fall Series Webinars


OTTAWA – The Fall series of the University of Illinois Extension’s Four Seasons Gardening Program, which focuses on environmental stewardship, home gardening, and backyard food production, gets underway the month of September. The public is invited to participate in this free webinar series.

The first session of the series titled “Hardscaping Basics for Patios and Retaining Walls” will run on Sept. 15 at 1:30 p.m. Do you have a vision of a retaining wall or patio in your yard, but aren’t quite sure where to start? Hardscape installation can cost thousands of dollars, and many homeowners are turning to DIY to save some money. However, there is a lot to know about proper hardscaping installation methods. Join Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator Chris Enroth as he talks basics of modular patio paver and retaining wall installation.

Other topics in the Fall series include “Creating a Bottle Terrarium” set for Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 1:30 p.m., and “History of Forest Pest Outbreaks in North America” set for Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 1:30 p.m.

Webinars are available for viewing from wherever you have internet access by pre-registering at Recorded videos of these sessions can be viewed following the program at Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all local county offices are currently unable to offer viewing options at those locations.

Each session is free to the public. Advance registration is needed. You may call the LaSalle County office for more details at 815-433-0707, or you may email Extension Program Coordinator Meg Overocker at

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