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Home, Lawn, and Garden Day
March 7 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm$50
Turn March into magic with educational classes, inspirational speakers, and horticulture treasures from a variety of exceptional businesses and artisans at the 18th annual Home, Lawn and Garden Day sponsored by University of Illinois Extension McLean County Master Gardeners. This event will take place from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 7 at Central Catholic High School, Bloomington. Registration is now open!
Attendees select four workshops from over 35 trending horticulture topics and also attend the welcome and keynote sessions. Kira Santiago, owner of Kira’s Flowers, will open the morning inspiring us all with “The Art of Sustainable Flower Design and the Hand-Tied Bouquet,” you will learn sustainable floral growing and design techniques, and the natural ecosystem of her farm which includes flowers, vegetables, honeybees, and chickens. During the mid-day session, Master Gardeners you often hear on the WJBC radio show will host a question and answer segment of questions submitted by the attendees during registration. Researched-based solutions will be presented, combined with fun and practical advice! Keynote speaker Ken Myszka, a professionally trained chef, entrepreneur, sustainable farmer, and local restaurant owner, will also be translating Epiphany Farms’ innovative closed-loop system to the small scale home garden. Learn about practices for the small garden that encourage sustainability and regeneration without extra effort. Topics will include composting, companion planting, natural predators, integrated pest management, permaculture and regenerative agriculture principles, and biodiversity.
A $50 registration fee includes workshops, vendors and exhibitors, morning refreshments, lunch, door prizes, and silent auction. For more information and to register online, please visit us at go.illinois.edu/HLGD. Registration is open now through February 24, but remember to register early as workshops fill fast! For more information about the event, please contact us at the University of Illinois Extension – McLean County Office at (309) 663-8306.