Alternative Gardening Techniques
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Boone County Extension 205 Cadillac Court, Suite 5 Belvidere, IL 61008
When you don't have or want a traditional garden, you can still enjoy homegrown vegetables and herbs, thanks to some alternative ways of planting. Come learn from University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator, Candice Miller, about some of these alternative gardening techniques. Topics covered will include growing in pallets, strawbale gardening, vertical gardening, and using self-watering containers, among others. Participants will also have the option of participating in a hands-on portion where they can make their own 18 gallon self-watering container to take home.
Join us May 20 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Boone County Extension Conference Room located at 205 Cadillac Ct., Suite 5 in Belvidere. The cost of this program is $5 and an additional $15 to make the self-watering container. Pre-registration is recommended by May 15, as space will be limited.
Registration can be completed online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo or by calling the University of Illinois Extension at (815) 544-3710. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact the Boone County Extension office at 815-544-3710.