URBANA, Ill. – Keep your green thumb ready for the growing season with the return of Gardening in the Air in 2021.

Gardening in the Air is a virtual 18-session series on Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 co-hosted by University of Illinois Extension and Iowa State University Extension. Experts from both institutions will present on a wide variety of timely gardening topics.

The January program will focus on winter gardening activities, wildlife, and food and nutrition. Offerings include fruit tree pruning, gardening and your health, native plants for wildlife, backyard birding, at-home food fermentation, and canning.

In February, sessions will cover garden and landscape design, growing vegetables, fruits and herbs, and houseplants. The program will include sessions on designing theme gardens, sustainable landscaping for homeowners, growing indoor herbs and microgreens, DIY succulent wreaths, and more.

The series is being hosted on Zoom with a session for each topic at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. Central Standard Time.

A full list of sessions and the event registration are available at go.illinois.edu/GIA. Classes are free to attend, but donations are appreciated. Register by January 27 for the first weekend and February 3 for the second weekend. Links to access the program and handouts will be provided after registration.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Martha Smith at smithma@illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for the requested accommodation.

WRITEREmily Steele, Media Communications Coordinator, Illinois Extension

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