September 26, 2021

Calendar: Herbal tea party

MOUNT CARROLL, Ill. — Carroll County Master Gardener Nancy Gmitro and the Mt. Carroll Library are hosting an herbal tea party at 10 a.m. Aug. 14 at Naaman Diehl Auditorium, 811 S. Clay St., Mount Carroll. Learn how to grow to enjoy your own herbal teas at home and make an herbal tea bag. Bring a treat of your own to share with a group of 12 at the garden tea party. Register by calling the library at 815-244-1751.

Jackson County Extension grounds tour

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. — Summer is a busy time for the Jackson County Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources team, and they are excited to showcase some of the projects through a tour of the Jackson County Extension research grounds from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12. The grounds feature several research and demonstration projects where valuable data is collected and used as teaching tools to provide best management practices for local growers. Join Extension Educators Katie Bell and Austin Little with intern Kate Baker as they showcase:

  • 20-by-48-foot demonstration high tunnel.
  • Tomato fertilization research.
  • Production systems for specialty crops.
  • Rain garden.
  • Demonstration garden.

The Jackson County Extension office is located at, 402 Ava Road, Murphysboro. Register by visiting

How to grow Asian vegetables

Learn about about the diversity of vegetables and how Asian vegetables can be incorporated into your garden from 2 to 3 p.m Aug. 12.

Upcoming topics in the Know More, Grow More webinar series include:

Register at

Japanese Chaff Flower summit

University of Illinois Extension, River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area, Southern Illinois University, and Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge are working with other partners to host a two-day event to learn more about the ecology, impacts, and management of invasive Japanese Chaff Flower (Achyranthes japonica).

The summit includes both virtual presentations from experienced researchers and managers from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 12, and four field tours to see infestations and learn from professionals actively engaged in managing this species on Aug. 13.

For more information and to register, visit