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Organic Gardening Workshop

Hands scooping up dirt from a garden.
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Jackson County Extension Office, 402 Ava Rd., Murphysboro, IL 62966

Organic Gardening: Weeds, Pests, and Disease Problems

Many gardeners want the best for their produce and their land. Organic gardening is a suitable option, but there are some challenges you may face along the way. Let us help you navigate those and get you started on the right path.

Join Horticulture Educator Chris Lueking as she discusses:

  • Benefits of Organic Gardening
  • Pest Protection
  • Disease Strategies
  • Weed Control
  • Companion Planting
  • Soil Health and more!

Register by calling (618) 687-1727 or visit University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in programming, contact Maggie Ray at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your needs. 

Explore the Modern Homesteading Series

Whether you live in the third story of an apartment or on a 10-acre plot of land, learning homesteading skills can help bring you and your family closer to the food you eat. Collecting eggs, tending the garden, canning, drying herbs - all these things and so much more can help you in your everyday life to become more connected to your food, family, and community. Join Illinois Extension each month as we host a series of free modern homesteading programs. Unless otherwise noted, all programs will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Jackson County Extension office at 402 Ava Rd. in Murphysboro, IL, 62966. For a full list of topics and to register for upcoming programs, please visit

Upcoming Topics:

  • Growing Pumpkins - April 20
  • Seed Saving - May 9
  • Live Animal Demo-Body Conditioning - May 11
  • Tools for the Homestead - June 6
  • Growing Flowers and Herbs - June 15
  • Weathering the Storm - June 22
  • Canning - July 11
  • Common Noxious Weed Identification - August 1
  • Harvest Dinner - September 21
  • Bee Keeping- Leedle Bees - October 24