Extension hosting Russel Allen Garden Day March 9
February 1, 2013, The University of Illinois Extension Logan County Master Gardeners will host Russel Allen Garden Day on Saturday, March 9, 2012, at the Meyers-Evans Student Center, Lincoln College. Sessions will run from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, with registration from 8 to 8:45 am. The public is invited for this event that will feature various presentations related to gardening, as well as displays by area plant and gardening societies. The day is in honor of a Russel Allen a charter member of the Logan county Master Gardener volunteer program.
Key note speaker for the event is Dianne Noland, “Great Perennial Combinations.” Dianne is the hostess and producer of Illinois Gardener, a weekly gardening show filmed in Urbana's local PBS television station WILL-TV. Other presenters and session topics will include: "Container Gardening", Anne and Lee Niepagen, owners of Niepagen greenhouses; “Herb Gardening,” Karen Lowery; “Horticulture Happenings at the IL Executive Mansion,” Harry Lewis, Executive Mansion Gardener; “Native Plants from Prairie to Pond,” Dennis Campbell; “Cooking with Herbs,” Bill Turney; and “Hummingbirds,” Jan Sickbert.
Pre-registration is highly encouraged. Registration fee is $10 in advance (before March 2) and $12 at the door. To view a brochure and register on-line, visit the Logan-Menard-Sangamon website, http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/ . For additional information call (217) 732-8289.