CLINTON, Ill. – Imagine a world with no coffee or chocolate. Those are just two of the crops that rely on pollinators. Pollinators are a critical part of our ecosystem and they are in decline. Home gardeners can help by being strategic in the flowers, shrubs, and trees they plant.

Pollinators in Your Garden with DeWitt County Master Gardeners will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on July 22 at Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N. Quincy St., Clinton, IL. Learn about pollinators, which ones are native, and how to attract them with your landscape.

The registration deadline is July 21. Register by calling Marie of Vespasian Warner Library at 217-935-5174. For more information, please email Beth Miglin, Extension horticulture coordinator or call 217-935-5764.

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 217-935-5764. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

Source: Beth Miglin, Horticulture Coordinator, University of Illinois Extension

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

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