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Whiteside Master Gardeners will be hosting a gardening workshop on Saturday, July 28 from 1:00-4:00pm at the Whiteside Extension Office, 12923 Lawrence Rd., Sterling, IL 61081. There will be topics of interest for everyone from the novice to the expert gardener. Individuals of all ages will learn something new and take home useful materials. The afternoon will include three separate sessions entitled: 1) Shade Gardening, 2) Grace of Gardening, and 3) Homemade Natural Hand Scrub and Bug Spray.


The Grace of Gardening session will specifically detail the multiple benefits of gardening as it applies to all ages from toddlers to senior citizens. Gardening is an adventure that holds both challenges and blessings for multi-generational families or individuals. Attendees will analyze their needs and interest by designing their own garden plan. Master Gardeners will assist with decisions and offer suggestions to meet your specific personalized plan.


Registration fee for the Garden Extravaganza Workshop is $15; which includes cost of all take home materials. Online registration can be made at For more information, please contact the Whiteside Extension office at 815-632-3611.