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Make your own herb garden at free 4-H event

MANSFIELD, Ill. – Growing herbs is a great way to introduce youth to gardening. Many herbs require very little care. Adding herbs to a recipe takes it to a new level. Fresh herbs take those recipes to the next level. Have them readily available by planting an indoor herb garden. At 4-H Indoor Herb Gardening, youth will learn about the different types of herbs, how to keep them inside year-round and make their own herb garden.

“Have you herb the good news?” asks 4-H Youth Development Coordinator Kendra Wallace.  “Blue Ridge Township Library is having an indoor herb gardening workshop. Get your hands dirty and take home your own herb garden starter kit.”

4-H Indoor Herb Gardening will be from 1 to 2 p.m. on April 9 at Blue Ridge Township Library, 116 E. Oliver St., Mansfield, Ill. This event is free, open to all youth ages 8 and up, and you do not need to be a member of 4-H to attend. Register by April 1 at For more information, please contact Kendra Wallace at or call 217-762-2191.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact 217-762-2191. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

Source: Kendra Wallace, 4-H Youth Development Coordinator, University of Illinois Extension

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

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