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Shade Gardens: Native Plants & Ecological Benefits

You may have heard about the benefits of planting native plants in your home landscape, but is there a place for native plants in the shady spots of your yard? Learn which native plants are best suited for a shade garden. There are many ecological benefits of planting natives underneath trees. Explore your options for choosing shade-tolerant native plants. Replace your existing vegetation with natives that are both aesthetically appealing and help support wildlife food webs.

May 13 | 1 PM CDT
Presenter: Erin Garrett, Extension Energy and Environmental Stewardship Educator
Registration Required
If you will need an accommodation in order to participate, please email Erin Garrett, emedvecz@illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

About the Everyday Environment Webinar Series

The Everyday Environment Webinar Series highlights a different environmental topic each month. Explore new topics as you learn how small changes in your lifestyle can have a positive impact on the environment. There is never a shortage of new things to learn about your everyday environment! 

Consider Attending These Additional Webinars

Illinois Owls Webinar

Owls are not only at the top of their food chain; they are at the top of their game. Owls have one of the most unique set of tools in their predator toolkit, from eyes that can penetrate the darkness, to rotating toes to pick up the smallest of rodents. Owls are also masters of illusion and silence. Peer into the world of Illinois owls in this free online webinar. 

1 PM CDT | April 8
Presenter: Peggy Doty, Extension Energy and Environmental Stewardship Educator
Registration Required