University of Illinois Extension presents:
"Plants That Grow in Unusual Ways" program

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[September 22, 2016]  LINCOLN - The fall series of University of Illinois Extensionís Four Seasons Gardening program, which focuses on environmental stewardship, home gardening, and backyard food production, gets underway this month.

The first session of the series is titled, Mysterious Modifications: Plants That Grow in Unusual Ways. The program is offered on Tuesday, September 27, at 1:30 p.m. Anyone who delves into gardening or nature, comes across a plant that mystifies them in how it has adapted to the environment it relies on. From the insect eating carnivorous plants that grow in bogs, or invasive plants that poison the soil to fend off competition, some plants are truly wondrous. University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator, Kelly Allsup, will reveal some of the most unique plants we deal with, while giving you the newest and latest research on them.

Program will be held at the U of I Extension Buildings , 980 N Postville Drive, Lincoln and 700 S. Airport Drive, Springfield. To reserve a packet of handouts at one of these locations, pre-register on-line at the Logan-Menard-Sangamon unit website at

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Participants also have the option to listen to the webinar from home by registering at  For participants who listen to the webinars from home, there is an additional program offered on Thursday evening at 6:30 pm during the same week as the Tuesday session.

The presentation will be via computer but will allow live discussion between the instructor and gardeners throughout Illinois. Questions call (217) 782-4617.

[Jennifer Fishburn
Horticulture Educator
University of Illinois Extension]

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