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Master Gardeners Plan Garden Day / Spring Fling



Gardeners Plan Garden Day / Spring Fling

University of Illinois Master Gardeners will be hosting an annual Spring Fling/Garden Day on Friday, April 22 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm 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 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 Extension Educator Elisabeth Wahle will present ‘It’s a Gourd of Course’ all about the cucurbit family; Extension Forest Researcher, Chris Evans will discuss Tree Selection and Underused Native Trees; Master Gardener Carla Haselhorst presents ‘New Dwarf Shrubs for your Garden’; Extension Educator Nathan Johanning will present ‘Building Healthy Soils’; and Illinois State Apiary Inspector will discuss Native Bees. 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 14. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this program or have questions call Gail DeVilbiss at 618-526-4551.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact the extension office at (618)327-8881