The Four Seasons Gardening Webinar Series is one of the most popular horticulture programs offered by the Illinois Extension Horticulture Team. Each season, the team hosts three live webinars delivered via Zoom. Webinars are free but registration is required and space is limited. Please click on the topics below to register. Webinars are held on select Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

If you need live captioning support to participate in any of these programs, please contact Andrew Holsinger at aholsing@illinois.edu. It is strongly encouraged to submit your request at least two weeks before the program begins.

2021 Spring Schedule 

 

Growing and Using Herbs | March 23

Throughout history, herbs have been used as flavorings, medicines, decorations, scents, and protective garden plants. Learn how to successfully grow herbs for ornamental and wildlife value, culinary use, or craft projects.

Presenter: Horticulture Educator Nancy Kreith

If you need live captioning support to participate in this program, please contact Gemini Bhalsod at gbhalsod@illinois.edu. It is strongly encouraged to submit your request at least two weeks before the program begins.

What’s That Bug? How to Identify Insects | April 27

Have you ever spotted an insect and wondered what type of insect it was? Insects are all around us and play important roles in our ecosystems. Explore how to identify different groups of insects commonly found in Illinois.

Presenter: Horticulture Educator Ken Johnson

If you need live captioning support to participate in this program, please contact Andrew Holsinger, at aholsing@illinois.edu. It is strongly encouraged to submit your request at least two weeks before the program begins. 

Green Screens, Fences, and Borders | May 11

The home landscape can be thought of as an extension of our living space and much like the rooms in our homes we can use plants as structural elements in the landscape. If you’ve visited an arboretum or botanical garden you’ve likely seen walls created with different plant species such as evergreens and perennial shrubs. Explore these design elements, some good species for creating screening, and design considerations for creating a green fence or screen successfully.

Presenter: Horticulture Educator Austin Little

If you need live captioning support to participate in this program, please contact Nancy Kreith at kreith@illinois.edu. It is strongly encouraged to submit your request at least two weeks before the program begins. 

Webinar Archives

Each program is recorded and uploaded to Illinois Extension Horticulture YouTube channel. To allow time for closed captioning edits, please check the YouTube channel about two weeks after the scheduled program. 

Resource Collections

Illinois Extension has a vast collection of resources addressing horticultural interests across Illinois. We recognize that home and commercial horticulturalists each have unique needs, so we've cultivated a set of resources designed to address their top concerns. From educational curriculum units to websites devoted to deeply exploring a single topic area, our resource collection represents best practices based on both proven and emerging research and the work of our professional education staff.

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