The University of Illinois Extension presents the 35th annual Gardening for Food and Fun. This year’s event provides a diverse selection of classes and workshops including latest and greatest annuals and perennials, organic pest and disease control in the garden, tree care, culinary herbs, cooking with local flare, leaf casting, home composting and more. For a full schedule and online registration, visit http://web.extension.illinois.edu/jsw or call 815-986-4357.
“Gardening for Food and Fun has always embodied best practices in gardening and local foods, new ideas to get people excited, local gardening resources, and, of course, high-quality research based information,” says Extension Program Coordinator Meghan Bowe. Classes are taught by U of I Extension Educators, Master Gardeners and other local experts.
Don’t miss keynote speaker Mike Nowak, well known national garden writer, radio talk host and experienced gardener. Mike will entertain and educate attendees with his presentation “Thriving in Hard Soil,” an in-depth look at community gardening with excerpts from his own experience in a successful Chicagoland community garden.
Gardening for Food and Fun provides a day of gardening and natural resource education. A $40 registration fee includes the keynote address, admission to three sessions, and lunch. Visit http://web.extension.illinois.edu/jsw or call 815-986-4357 to register.
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Meghan Bowe is a Program Coordinator for the University of Illinois Extension.