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Starting Your Vegetable Garden

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Join Jeff and Judy White, Master Gardeners with University of Illinois Extension, Winnebago County, as they share everything you need to know about starting your vegetable garden. They will talk about site selection and preparation, starting your garden, plant selection, garden problems and solutions, and everything through preserving your harvest.

Jeff and Judy have been gardening together for 40 years in California, Nevada, Texas and Illinois. Jeff is involved in Community Gardens in Northern Illinois and Judy supports Plant a Row For the Hungry with Extension. They like to try new vegetable and fruit varieties in their garden and explore different methods of growing their garden although raised beds are their preferred method.

Pre-registration is recommended, as space is limited! Non-members may register online and Klehm members may register by emailing sburbach@klehm.org or calling 815-965-8146. Walk-ins are cash or check only.

Subarea:Rockford Southwest

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden - 2715 S. Main St., Rockford, IL 61102 - From I-90 and U.S. Business 20 (E. State St.), west on Business 20 to downtown Rockford. After crossing the Rock River, turn left on Church St., IL 2. Follow IL 2, which will join S. Main St. to the Arboretum on the right at Clifton Ave. From the south and west: follow U.S. Bypass 20 to S. Main (IL 2); go north on S. Main to the Arboretum on the left at Clifton.

Starting Your Vegetable Garden
  • April 4, 2020
  • Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden
  • $6 per adult | $3 per student, senior, and child | Free for Klehm members