Spending time in nature can benefit mental and physical well-being.
From creating a sensory experience while growing vegetables and fruits in a garden to hiking and exploring a forest preserve, even a short amount of time spent in nature can improve overall health. Explore the health benefits of being present in nature and discover simple activities to foster experiences in the natural world.
Presenter: Brittnay Haag, Extension Horticulture Educator.
About the Four Seasons Gardening Series
University of Illinois Extension’s Four Seasons Gardening series focuses on home gardening, environmental stewardship, and backyard food production. Four Seasons Gardening sessions are monthly online sessions led by Illinois Extension experts from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on select Tuesdays and are free to attend. Registration is required. Learn more about the series and register for individual events at go.illinois.edu/FourSeasons.
Additional Fall Sessions
Dividing Perennial Beds for More Blooms | Sept. 26, 1:30 p.m.
Life as a perennial plant parent can be rough. Discover the three main reasons to divide perennials during this presentation, including more blooms. Explore steps to increase vigor and generate low-cost plants while giving them room to grow. Participants will learn the types of root systems to consider before dividing and tips for aftercare of perennials. Presenter: Christina Lueking, Extension Horticulture Educator. Register for Dividing Perennials at go.illinois.edu/PerennialBlooms
Planning and Growing Vegetables Through the Seasons | Nov. 28, 1:30 p.m.
The gardening season is wrapping up, but it is never too early to begin planning for next year’s garden. Learn how to get the most out of a vegetable garden with tips for planning, planting, and garden maintenance for every season. Finally, participants can look forward to discussing newer vegetable selections for consideration in future gardens. Presenter: Bruce Black, Extension Horticulture Educator. Register for Fall Garden Planning at go.illinois.edu/SeasonalGardening.