The spring series of University of Illinois Extension's Four Seasons Gardening program, which focuses on environmental stewardship and backyard food production, gets underway in April. The first session of the series is titled, Introduction to Sustainable Landscaping.
The program is offered on Tuesday, April 28 at 1:30 p.m
-U of I Extension McLean County office (1615 Commerce Parkway, Bloomington)
-U of I Extension Livingston County office (1412 S Locust, Pontiac)
-El Paso Public Library (149 W. 1st Street El Paso).
Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m.
-Eureka Public Library (202 S Main St, Eureka)
Please visit https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?registrationid=12102 for locations and registrations. These sessions will be presented via computer as others across the state participate. This session is also available for home participation by pre-registering at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs/4seasons/.
Taking a sustainable approach to your yard benefits you, the environment and our future. Sustainable landscapes save money by using fewer pesticides and fertilizers and lowers power, water and waste disposal bills. Sustainable landscapes safeguard our water quality, soils and wildlife and provide us with countless ecosystem services. University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator, Chris Enroth will discuss sustainable lawns, how to handle stormwater, building healthy soils and more fundamental methods to reduce your eco-footprint.
Other topics in the spring series include Busting Garden Myths set for May 12 at 1:30 p.m., and Strawbale Gardening set for May 26 at 1:30 p.m. If you choose to participate from home there is also a Thursday evening session at 6:30 p.m. following each of the Tuesday classes.