Why bug-free gardens are a bad idea.

Join us on Tues., May 24 at 7 p.m. central time online for a discussion with Dr. May Berenbaum about insects, their role in the environment, and how we can do our part to support natural habitat in our own backyards and communities. 

In this presentation you will learn:

  • How you treat the bugs in your collective gardens impacts global pollinator decline;
  • Companion plantings for insect control;
  • How to co-exist with the insects we find in our gardens; 
  • Attracting beneficial insects; and
  • How do we prevent insects from eating our gardens without killing them. 

This presentation is organized by Champaign County Master Gardeners and University of Illinois Extension.  Dr. Berenbaum is a Professor of Entomology and head of the Entomology Department at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

Register to receive the zoom link to join us.

This presentation will be recorded and, once edited and close captioned, made available on our YouTube channel at https://go.illinois.edu/ccmgYouTube

Should you need accommodations to participate, please contact Randy Barton at rsbarton@illinois.edu

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