STERLING, Ill. - University of Illinois Extension is pleased to announce a free webinar series, Growing Horticulture in Northwest Illinois on Wednesdays starting April 1, 2020 from 10:30-11:30 AM delivered using Zoom. University of Illinois Extension Educators Bruce J. Black, Grant McCarty and State Master Gardener Coordinator Candice Hart 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 a fun hobby for families," states University of 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

  • April 1, 2020

Don't Kill Your Tomatoes presented by Bruce J. Black

  • April 8, 2020

How to Plan a Community Garden presented by Bruce J. Black

  • April 15, 2020

Drought Tolerant Annuals and Perennials presented by Bruce J. Black

  • April 22, 2020

Big Flavors in Small Spaces: Container Fruits presented by Bruce J. Black

  • April 29, 2020

Northern Illinois Berry School (Part One): Introduction and Management presented by Candice Hart and Bruce J. Black

  • May 6, 2020

Northern Illinois Berry School (Part Two): Management and Diseases presented by Bruce J. Black and Grant McCarty

  • May 13, 2020

Colorful Vegetables, presented by Bruce J. Black

 

The Growing Horticulture in Northwest Illinois Series will be held on Wednesdays, starting April 1, 2020 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM through Zoom. Pre-registration is required two days prior to each website and can be completed online at go.illinois.edu/growinghortwebinar. These webinars are offered FREE but preregistration is required.

 

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Bruce Black via email at brucejb@illinois.edu.

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