The University of Illinois Extension Logan
County Master Gardeners:
Date set for Russel Allen Garden Day in Lincoln
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[February 11, 2016]
- The University of Illinois Extension Logan County Master Gardeners
will host Russel Allen Garden Day on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at
the Meyers-Evans Student Center, Lincoln College. Sessions will run
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with registration from 8 to 8:45 a.m.
The public is invited for this event that will feature various
presentations related to gardening, as well as displays by area
plant and gardening societies. The day is in honor of Russel Allen a
charter member of the Logan county Master Gardener volunteer
Key note speaker Kaizad Irani, program director at Parkland College,
will discuss “Inner Sanctum, Designing and Creating Healing
Environments.” Creating serene outdoor spaces that give your garden
the potential to reach a higher dimension that is not just visually
pleasing but also appealing to all your senses. A special bonus,
will include a look at the Hope Healing Garden that was designed and
built by Kaizad and Parkland college students at St. Jude Children’s
Cancer Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.
Other presenters and session topics will include: Vertical
Gardening, Mel Tracy, U of I Extension Master Gardener Volunteer;
Preserving Your Produce, Jenna Smith, U of I Extension Nutrition and
Wellness Educator; Homebrewing, Troy Hanger, Spirited Republic,
Craft Beer and Wine Bar; The Joy of Floral Design, Ada Lynn
Shrewsbury; Invasive Plants Could Be In Your Yard, Jim Struebing, U
of I Extension Master Naturalist volunteer; and Terrarium Workshop,
Jennifer Fishburn, U of I Extension.
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Pre-registration is highly encouraged. Registration fee is $10 in advance
(before March 4) and $12 at the door. To view a brochure and register on-line,
visit the Logan-Menard-Sangamon website, http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/.
For additional information call (217) 732-8289.
[Jennifer Fishburn, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension]