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Master Gardeners Plan Garden Day-Spring FlingUniversity of Illinois Extension NewsMarch 25, 2015


Master Gardeners Plan Garden Day-Spring Fling

University of Illinois Master Gardeners will be hosting an annual Spring Fling/Garden Day on Friday, April 10 from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Kaskaskia College Agriculture building, 27210 College Road, Centralia, Illinois.

“After the long winter I have not met anyone who is not anxious for spring to get here both gardeners and non-gardeners alike,” states Gail DeVilbiss, Extension Ag and Natural Resource Program Coordinator. The Garden day is organized as a learning and social event to bring together area gardeners of all levels from beginner to master. There is a wide variety of topics to entice just about any outdoor enthusiast.

This year’s Spring Fling has something for everyone. Workshops will include Quick Response (QR) Codes-What are they and how can they make me a better gardener?; Extension Educator Elizabeth Wahle will present Growing the perfect tomato; Extension staff will talk on landscaping for Wildlife; Master Gardener and photographer Tom James will share some of his photography along with tips on being ready to capture the beauty of our gardens; and Extension educator Kelly Allsup will discuss a new trend Straw Bale Gardening.

In addition to the organized programing there will be additional information available throughout the day. There is a modest fee to attend this program and will include all talks, lunch and door prizes. The new Kaskaskia Agriculture building offers convenient parking and is completely handicap accessible. Register on line at or by calling 618-526-4551 by April 1.

If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this program or have questions call Gail DeVilbiss at 618-526-4551.

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