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URBANA, Ill. – With a little patience and some planning, you can plant an asparagus patch once and harvest it for decades. Get started with the free webinar Growing Garden-Fresh Asparagus from University of Illinois Extension.

In this interactive online program, Illinois Extension Educator James Theuri will guide participants through choosing a variety and cover best practices for planting, growing, and harvesting to lay the foundations for a long-lasting patch. “Asparagus lasts up to 20 years if you take good care of it,” says Theuri, a Local Food Systems and Small Farms educator.

Asparagus is an early spring harvest crop that works great in the backyard. Loved for its tender shoots that are packed with nutrients, fresh-picked asparagus stalks are a springtime treat. “They couldn’t be any fresher when you’re getting them from your backyard,” Theuri says.

This webinar is open to the public and will take place 10 to 11:30 a.m. CST on Thursday, April 30. Sign up online by April 28. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the presenter.

For a list of upcoming Illinois Extension webinars on a variety of topics, visit our Digital Webinars and Trainings website.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in programming, contact the presenter. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your needs.

SourceJames Theuri, Local Food Systems and Small Farms, Illinois Extension
WriterEmily Steele, Media Communications Coordinator, Illinois Extension