Seasons come and go, but home gardening, environmental stewardship, and backyard food production take year-round effort. The University of Illinois Extension provides timely tips in its fall edition of the popular Four Seasons Gardening horticulture workshops.
Each online workshop is free. Registration is required at the website listed. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate, contact Gemini Bhalsod at email@example.com. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting access needs.
- Using Fresh Produce will be held on Oct. 18 at 1:30 p.m. Register at go.illinois.edu/4SeasonsProduce. You have grown fresh produce all summer long, now what do you do with the excess produce like onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, and more? Explore simple ways of storing produce for longer shelf life and sharing resources for getting easy recipes like refrigerator pickles to make your produce go further.
- Deep Bark Secrets of Tree Selection will be held on Nov. 1 at 1:30 p.m. Register at go.illinois.edu/4SeasonsTrees. Are you looking to plant more trees in your yard? Confused about what species might be best? Have something in mind and want to ensure its success? Branch out to find methods for selecting the right tree for your site. Make informed decisions when selecting your next tree.
Judy Mae Bingman is the Communications Advisor and Digital Content Strategist for the University of Illinois Extension.
Bingman served as Extension 4-H youth advisor in White County from 1983 to 1990 after completing a bachelor of science degree in agricultural communications from the University of Illinois. From 1990 to 2002, she published two cattle magazines; wrote for a local daily newspaper; and authored an inspirational blog, website, and newsletter. She returned to Extension in 2002 serving at the county, regional, and state levels of the Illinois 4-H program.