CARTERVILLE, Ill.- Native plants are a very important part of our ecosystem. They can house and feed our native wildlife and provide unique beauty to any landscape. Horticulture Extension Educator, Austin Little, and Environmental & Energy Stewardship Extension Educator, Erin Medvecz, are teaming up to provide a free program to local residents. They will share information on the native plants in Southern Illinois and teach individuals how to incorporate them into their landscaping.

Following the program, they will give a tour of the Historical Village Gardens where participants can find many native plants incorporated into their 1800s settler’s demonstration garden.

The event will take place on Wednesday, September 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Mees Centre which is located in the Harrison/Bruce Historic Village in the southeast part of John A. Logan campus at 700 Logan College Drive in Carterville, IL.

There is no cost to attend, however, registration is required. To register, please visit: https://go.illinois.edu/nativeplantguide2019 or call Maggie Ray at (618) 687-1727.

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

News Sources:

Austin Little, 618-687-1727, little84@illinois.edu

Erin Medvecz, 618-833-6363, emedvecz@illinois.edu