For more than 20 years, the University of Illinois Extension Vermilion County Master Gardeners have provided a spring garden workshop, which is a great way to learn new garden trends and get inspiration. This popular event returns in 2021 with five speakers, a virtual silent auction, and a garden goodie bag with curbside pickup.
This year’s lineup includes Illinois Extension horticulture educator Chris Enroth on “How to Not Kill Your Tree,” Master Gardener and radio personality John Bodensteiner on “Creating a Garden for Hummingbirds,” Illinois Extension educator Eliana Brown on “Rain Gardens and other Sustainable Water Practices in the Garden,” Illinois Extension educator Erin Harper on “Seed Starting and Vegetable Garden Design,” and Master Gardener Pat Sollars on “Fill Your Garden with Four Seasons of Color.”
A limited number of the traditional Garden Day tote bags filled with coupons from local garden centers, speaker handouts, garden gloves, and assorted treats for gardeners will still be offered for a small fee. Contactless curbside pick-up is available the week of the event at the Vermilion County Extension office, located at 3164 N. Vermilion, Danville.
The free workshop will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 13. Registration is open at go.illinois.edu/VirtualGardenDay2021. The event is free; Master Gardeners will be accepting donations by check or credit card. For more information, call the Extension office at (217) 442-8615.
University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Vermilion County office (217) 442-8615. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.