Be inspired for a great growing season at April in Paris gardening seminar

The upcoming April in Paris gardening seminar will inspire Central Illinois home growers eager to learn something new, enjoy breakfast, and shop vendors. 

Gain knowledge for the upcoming vegetable and flower seasons with three in-person workshops at this annual event hosted by University of Illinois Extension Edgar County Master Gardeners. Betty Jane's Kitchen in Paris, Illinois, will be the host from 8:15 a.m. to Noon on Thursday, April 14. The cost is $25. Register by April 7 at

Participants will meet speakers Marilyn Miller from The Apple House, Horticulture Educator Ken Johnson from Illinois Extension, and Exotic Forest Pest Specialist Elizabeth Barnes from Purdue University. Topics will include new arrivals and old favorites in annuals and perennials, growing great tomatoes, and how to handle invasive insects.

Registration begins at 8:15 a.m., and the program will start at 8:45 a.m. Illinois and Indiana Master Gardeners will receive 3 hours of continuing education credit. The event is open to the public, and all participants need to wear a mask. 

For more information or if you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, contact the Edgar County Extension Office at 217-465-8585. 

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