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March 1 deadline for ‘Ready, Set, Grow’ Gardening Workshop
By Lisa Valle
University of Illinois Extension Ogle County, Extension Program Coordinator
Garden enthusiasts are wanted for the 2013 “Ready, Set, Grow” Gardening Workshop Saturday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, Ill.
Join the Master Gardeners of Ogle, Lee and Whiteside counties for this one-day event offering participants information about various aspects of home gardening.
Choose from a selection of 15 workshops ranging from sustainable landscapes to the wonderful world of beekeeping.
Other topics include organic soils, community gardening, growing vegetables, seed starting, vertical gardening and much more.
Three hands-on workshops are available for an additional fee: Magical Miniature Gardens, Succulent Container Gardens and Rain Barrels.
A keynote address by Mark Dwyer, director of horticulture at the Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, Wis., will close the workshop. Dwyer will speak about “Ornamental Edible Gardening.” Learn how to incorporate a range of ornamental edibles into your garden borders, containers, and any open nook and cranny.
The workshop fee is $40, which includes a continental breakfast and buffet lunch, welcome bag courtesy of Ball Seed Company and select handouts.
In addition to the workshops, a variety of vendors will be present in the East Mall. Door prizes and the Master Gardener Q & A desk will all be waiting for you.
To register, call Ogle County Extension at (815) 732-2191 or visit their website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo. Registration is required by March 1.
Sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Extension reserves the right to refuse registrations received at any time if numbers exceed room capacity.
For more about “Ready, Set, Grow” and other Master Gardener programs, call the Lee, Ogle or Whiteside county extension offices or visit their websites.
Posted Feb. 27, 2013