DIXON, Ill.-Teaching youth in Lee County about Gardening is one of the most rewarding projects the Lee County Master Gardeners have been involved with in the past 4 years.  The gardeners and children have developed several raised beds and tend them weekly throughout the growing season.  Along with growing vegetables and flowers, the youth are presented with classroom lessons on a wide variety of horticulture topics throughout the summer. 

The Lee County Master Gardeners and participants invite the public to come and visit the gardens, hear how the classes work, and meet the Master Gardeners that have contributed their time and talents to this project.  The Tour will take place on Tuesday, May 25  from 4-5:30 p.m.  Master Gardeners will be on hand to show participants around and answer any questions about running your own youth garden.  The gardens are located at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1013 Franklin Grove Rd, Dixon IL

Registration is limited to 25 people and can be done online.

Participants will be required to wear mask and follow social distancing guidelines. If you will need an accommodation in order to participate, please email kemmerer@illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

WRITER: Marilyn Kemmerer, Lee County Ag & Natural Resources Program Coordinator

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