On Tuesday, February 16th at 6:00 p.m., the LaSalle Public Library will be virtually hosting University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Natalie Martin as she demonstrates how to get started in growing your garden plants from seeds. Starting your plants from seeds, instead of buying seedlings from the nursery, can seem daunting if you've never done it before.  But starting from seeds, can be the most cost effective way to grow your own food.  Master Gardener Natalie Martin will go through the step-by-step process, giving suggestions for every budget, so that when it's time to start seeds for this spring, you will know where to begin! At the end of the program, Natalie will answer audience questions via live chat.

This program is free, open to the public, and will be presented in an easy-to-use virtual format. Interested individuals will need to email Rachael Blomquist at the LaSalle Public Library at rblomquist@lasalle.lib.il.us in order to register and receive the link to the program and viewing instructions. You may also contact Meg E. Overocker, University of Illinois Extension Program Coordinator, at meo@illinois.edu if you have any questions, or call our University of Illinois LaSalle County Extension Office at 815.433.0707.

The Mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. Visit our website at https://extension.illinois.edu/blmp

If you have questions or need more information, please call University of Illinois Extension- Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit Office at 815-224-0889. Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus.