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Exciting Gardening Workshop Returns to Dixon: Ready…Set…Grow…

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DIXON, Ill. — Calling all gardening enthusiasts! University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners are thrilled to announce the return of Ready…Set…Grow…, an engaging gardening workshop set to take place on March 23, 2024, at the Loveland Community House in Dixon.

This year, attendees will be able to participate in the Veggie Visions breakout session led by Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator Bruce Black. Embark on a culinary adventure as Bruce unveils the exciting lineup of new vegetables for the 2024 season. Learn about these fresh additions' unique characteristics, growing tips, and delectable uses. Be among the first to discover the latest in vegetable gardening trends and get ready to transform your kitchen with a harvest of vibrant and enticing produce.

In addition to the Veggie Visions breakout session, participants can choose from various other topics to customize their workshop experience, including xeriscaping for water-efficient gardening, next-level seed starting, growing unique crops, compact orchard delights, and hydrangeas.

Ready…Set…Grow… promises to be an enriching experience for all gardening enthusiasts, offering a platform for connection, learning, and growth within a vibrant gardening community.

Registration for Ready…Set…Grow… is now open. The registration fee is $25 per attendee. Don't miss out on this opportunity to customize your workshop experience and connect with fellow gardening enthusiasts!

For more information and to secure your spot, visit or call 815-732-2191.

Let's cultivate knowledge and celebrate gardens together on March 23rd!

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