Four Seasons Gardening program offers free summer series webinars


LA SALLE COUNTY - Summer will soon be here, and the garden is calling. Get ready for summer with the University of Illinois Extension’s Four Seasons Gardening series starting in mid-June. The public is invited to participate in this free webinar series.

The first session of the series titled, “Top 9 Vegetable Garden Insects” will run on June 15 at 1:30 p.m. In this session, University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator Kelly Allsup will discuss nine of the most common and destructive insect pests in vegetable gardens and how to control them. Get tips on identification, scouting, prevention and organic methods of eradication. Whether new to gardening or a master, you will walk away with tips to make the gardening season a greater success.

Two additional topics in the summer series include, “Themed Gardens: Design with Kids in Mind” on Tuesday, July 20 at 1:30 p.m. and “End of Summer Planted Fall Vegetables” on Tuesday, Aug. 17 at 1:30 p.m.

Webinars are available for viewing online by pre-registering at Recorded videos of these sessions can be viewed following the program at Please note that local county offices are currently unable to offer viewing options at those locations at this time.

Each session is free to the public. Advance registration is needed. Please call the LaSalle County office for more details at (815) 433-0707 or e-mail Barb Krug at