July 25, 2021

Calendar: Master gardeners Garden Walk

LODA, Ill. — The Ford Iroquois Master Gardeners’ Garden Walk will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 26.

In addition to the private homes on the walk, ticket holders will have a unique opportunity to walk through Loda Cemetery Prairie Preserve, a high-quality native tallgrass prairie that contains 130 species of native prairie plants.

The Garden Walk is a great way to spend a summer day and gain inspiration for your own landscape. Garden-themed vendors will be located near the registration table at Bayles Lake.

Garden Walk tickets are $10 and available for purchase by cash or check at the Extension offices at 916 W. Seminary Ave., Onarga; 801 N. Country Fair Drive, Champaign; and 3164 N. Vermilion, Danville. Your ticket with map will be available for pick-up at the Doris Robinson Memorial Pavilion at Bayles Lake from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 26.

Tickets also will be available at the Doris Memorial Robinson Memorial Pavilion on the day of the walk.

For more information, call 815-268-4051, 217-333-7672 or 217-442-8615.

Summer Twilight Series meeting

SIMPSON, Ill. — Do you grow and sell fresh products locally? Are you considering diversifying your farming operation? Would you like to get to know your local farmer? Join University of Illinois Extension educators for the next Summer Twilight Series meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. June 21 at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center, 354 State Hwy 145 N, Simpson.

The series provides participants an opportunity to experience different types of production and marketing practices utilized by southern Illinois producers.

Register online at go.illinois.edu/2021TwilightSeries or call 618-695-2441.

Succession planting garden tour

STERLING, Ill. — Make the most of your vegetable garden by doubling your harvest with succession planting. Even in a small space, you can harvest vegetables all season. Successive gardening is a way of giving a continuous supply of fresh vegetables without letting any of your garden lay empty.

Join Whiteside County master gardeners at 4 p.m. June 22 and discover the ways to plant a non-stop garden. This program will take place at the Sterling garden site on Science Ridge Road, in front of the Snavely subdivision. This program is free to attend but registration is limited to 25 participants. Social distancing and mask guidelines will be followed.

Register by visiting tinyurl.com/xmwj7v5c.

Move More for Better Health

No matter your age, everyone can benefit from physical activity. Physical activity is a cornerstone for wellness and plays a significant role in improving brain health, strengthening bones and muscles, and reducing the risk of many chronic health conditions.

Join University of Illinois Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator Diane Reinhold from 1 to 3 p.m. June 22, for Move More for Better Health. The online program will provide insight into the many health benefits of physical activity and provide resources and tips for activities you can do without leaving the house.

Register by June 20 by visiting tinyurl.com/rh755tav.

Edgar County 4-H BBQ

PARIS, Ill. — Support Edgar County 4-H and enjoy a delicious pork chop meal at the same time. The drive-through event will be from 4 to 7 p.m. June 26 at the Edgar County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1104 N. Main St., Paris. Purchase tickets in advance from any Edgar County 4-H’er or the Extension office in Paris by calling 217-465-8585. Tickets also can be purchased in the drive-up line. Enter the fairgrounds using the northernmost entrance and follow the signs south to the drive-up.

$10 meal includes: Two fresh boneless pork chops from Roosters Farm Market, loaded baked potato salad from Roosters Farm Market, applesauce, two cookies and water.





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