Annual Gardening Education Day March 6 brings meaning to ‘Green’
From press release
University of Illinois Extension-Winnebago County will host the 33rd Annual Gardening for Food and Fun event Saturday, March 6. This long-time area event offers a variety of classes that appeal to and inspire both the gardener and the naturalist $40 registration fee includes keynote speaker, your choice of three class sessions, morning beverage service and lunch. For more information, access the Web site at www.extension.illinois.edu/winnebago or call (815) 986-4357.
Join us for a unique opportunity to hear keynote speaker Steven Apfelbaum, founder, chairman, senior ecologist of Applied Ecological Services, tell his personal story of restoring the ecology of Stone Prairie Farm as detailed in his book Nature’s Second Chance. Steven’s presentation will remind us of the importance of connecting to the land and creating a sense of place in our community and our world.
Gardening for Food and Fun provides a diverse selection of 20 classes and workshops to choose from. Classes include organic vegetable gardening, growing native plants from seed, industry secrets for choosing the best plants, creating a native landscape at your home, heirloom flowers and more. Garden vendors and information booths will be on-site to enhance your education experience.
Space is limited; register now to ensure your class preferences. Registration deadline is March 1.
University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.
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