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Landscape & Garden Day

Sat, Sep 11, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pmEast Peoria Campus, Horticulture Land Lab

Join us for a free family-friendly day in the beautiful ICC gardens. This is the 40th annual event hosted by the ICC Horticulture program.

  • Gardening Seminars and Exhibits
  • Greenhouse and Facility Tours
  • Fun Kids Activities
  • Vendor Fair featuring local garden clubs, nurseries, and landscapers
  • Display Gardens featuring this year’s All America Selections winners
  • Plant Sale featuring hostas and other perennials and woody plants grown by students in the ICC Horticulture program
  • Free Parking with shuttle service from Lots A2 and B2 (Handicapped parking Lot G)

Face mask required indoors. All in-person events will follow current CDC guidelines.

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During lunch, porkchops will be available for purchase from the AgriBusiness Club.

Companion Plantings for the Veggie Garden and Beyond

9:30 am – 10:15 am

Build your garden diversity with companion plants. Learn which plants pair well together and are mutually beneficial to each other’s growth and development.

Nicole Flowers-Kimmerle is a Agriculture and Natural Resources (Horticulture) Educator for Fulton, Mason, Peoria and Tazewell counties. She completed a bachelors of science degree in crop science at the University of Illinois, and a master’s of science degree in agronomy with an emphasis in weed science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She works with both the Extension Master Gardeners and Extension Master Naturalists.

Seed Diversity

11 am – 11:45 am

Take a look at the current state of seed diversity, contributing factors and resources for diverse seeds.

Kelly Cochran Cohlman is an ICC Horticulture Landscape Management alum and is currently working toward a Masters of Horticulture Science at Texas Tech University. An employee of both Hoerr Nursery and Accent Nature, she is face to face with trends in plants, diseases, and insects. As a volunteer, she helps coordinate a community garden located in a food desert in Peoria, sharing produce with members of the community.

Ornamental Plants to Increase Animal Diversity in the Landscape

1 pm – 1:45 pm

Hummingbirds, Bees, and Butterflies Oh My! Learn about ways to impact the ecology of your local landscape through plant selection.

Corinne Brown is an associate professor of Horticulture at Illinois Central College. She completed a bachelors of science degree in plant and soil science at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and a master’s of science degree in Agriculture education also from SIUC. She is passionate about the green industry and has been teaching at ICC for the past 9 years.

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