University of Illinois Master Gardeners offer "Programs in the Garden"

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[September 10, 2016]  SPRINGFIELD - Join University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener volunteers for programs in the Master Gardener demonstration gardens.

Prairie Program

Learn how to incorporate prairie plants into your perennial garden on Thursday, September 15, at 5:30 pm. Volunteers will discuss the many benefits on native prairie plants including pollinator benefits of these plants.

Composting Summer and Fall Yard Waste

Composting is an easy way to turn yard waste into a useful soil amendment. Join University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener volunteers on Thursday, October 6 at 5:30 pm to learn ways to turn leaves into “black gold.”

Presentations will last approximately 30 minutes followed by a question and answer session.

Master Gardeners are volunteers of the University of Illinois Extension Logan-Menard-Sangamon Unit. The demonstration will be in the Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens located on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in front of Building #30, Springfield. Program is free and open to the public. Questions call (217) 782-4617.

[Sandra L. Duncheon
Office Support Assistant
University of Illinois Extension]



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