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Have fresh herbs at your fingertips with herb container workshop

DECATUR, Ill. –  Nothing satisfies more than light, fresh meals when the temperature and humidity are high. Drinks and meals are quickly elevated with fresh herbs. Sprinkle cilantro on eggs, infuse water with rosemary or mint, or throw together a quick caprese salad with basil, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, and balsamic glaze.

Herb Container Workshop will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on June 8 at Macon County Extension, 3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd., Decatur, Ill. There is a $20 fee per container. This workshop will cover the basics of container planting, and participants will create a planter of fresh, delicious herbs to grow and use all season.

Register by June 5 at For more information, please contact Sarah Vogel, horticulture Extension educator, at or call 217-877-6042.

The horticulture program is a branch of University of Illinois Extension that provides research-based information and training about soil testing, tree health, lawn care, pest identification and control, vegetable gardening, and more. The horticulture program also provides Master Gardener training. Find DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt Extension Master Gardeners and Horticulture on Facebook.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact 217-877-6042. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

Source: Sarah Vogel, Horticulture Extension Educator, University of Illinois Extension

Writer: Laura Crider, Marketing and Communications, University of Illinois Extension

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