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Four Seasons gardening program offers fall series

The fall series of University of Illinois Extension's Four Seasons Gardening program, which focuses on environmental stewardship, home gardening, and backyard food production, is underway this month. The first session of the series is titled, Mysterious Modifications: Plants That Grow in Unusual Ways.

The program is offered twice – on September 27 at 1:30 p.m. and again on September 29 at 6:30 p.m. This webinar may be viewed from the comfort of your home on a computer. Anyone who delves into gardening or nature comes across a plant that mystifies them in how it has adapted to the environment it relies on. From the insect eating carnivorous plants that grow in bogs to the invasive plants that poison the soil to fend off competition, some plants are truly wondrous. University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator, Kelly Allsup, will reveal some unique plants we deal with while giving you the newest and latest research on them.

This webinar may be viewed at home by pre-registering at go.illinois.edu/4seasons_webinars. View recorded videos of these sessions following the program at go.illinois.edu/fourseasonsrecordings. Other topics in the fall series include Small Shrubs = Big Impact and Short Work set for October 11 and 13, and Garden Pond Critters – Friend and Foe set for October 25 and 27. There is no fee to attend the program, but advance registration is needed. For more information, please call the McLean County Extension Office at (309) 663-8306. If you need reasonable accommodations, please contact: Kelly Allsup, Extension unit educator, Horticulture-Livingston, McLean and Woodford Unit (309) 663-8306, kallsup@illinois.edu