STERLING, Ill.-University of Illinois Extension is pleased to announce a free webinar series, Growing Horticulture in Northwest Illinois on Wednesdays starting April 28, 2021 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. delivered using Zoom. Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator Bruce J. Black will teach these webinars. Growing Horticulture in Northwest Illinois is for anyone interested in learning more about gardening, growing food in a home or community garden or looking for ideas for the upcoming growing season.

"Horticulture is a great way to get fresh air, daily exercise and fun hobby for families," states Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator, Bruce J. Black. "Participating in these webinars can help improve your horticulture knowledge & growing season whether you are growing food for your family, growing flowers or even just tending your landscape."

The program topics will include:

  • Kitchen Propagation | April 28
  • Growing and Preserving Herbs | May 5
  • Strawberries | May 12
  • Creating a Bottle Terrarium | May 19

The Growing Horticulture in Northwest Illinois Series will be held on Wednesdays, starting April 28, 2021 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM through Zoom. Pre-registration is required two days prior to each website and can be completed online. These webinars are offered FREE but preregistration is required.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact the Bruce Black via email at brucejb@illinois.edu. Early requests are STRONGLY encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

SOURCE: Bruce Black, Horticulture Educator

WRITER: Susan O'Connor, Marketing & Communications Program Coordinator

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