Gardener's Day 2019 - McDonough County
Time:9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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The 24th Annual Gardener's Day sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension and McDonough County Master Gardeners will be Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Spoon River College Outreach Center in Macomb, Illinois. Check-in registration begins at 8 a.m. with our first speakers beginning at 9 a.m.
This year we are offering two hands-on workshops with room for 15 participants each. One will allow you to build your own bluebird nest box and the other will give you the opportunity to pot up some baby succulents. The bluebird nest workshop is free, but the succulent workshop costs an additional $15.
Master Gardeners are selling Spear Head Shovels, a tool which is coveted in our gardens. You may purchase this shovel in person at Gardeners Day or you can reserve one online by registering here.
All participants have a chance to win one of two Short-Handled Spear Head Spades offered as door prizes this year along with other door prizes offered by local businesses. We will draw door prize winners during lunch.
Lunch will be sandwiches, soup, salad, and fruit and is provided by Whytehouse Catering.
- Early Bird registration is $30 for participants that register prior to Friday, March 8 at 5 p.m.
- Half-Day registration available! The fee for half day is $20 (made payable to University of Illinois Extension) Lunch is NOT included in the half-day option.
- Late registrations and walk-in registrations will be $40, but lunch will be on your own. Late registration and walk-ins will be accepted only on a space-available basis.
Registration: Please use the online registration form. To register; simply choose your schedule, let us know if you need accommodations, and pay online, send in a check, or bring cash to the office. Mail-in and online registration deadline is March 29. Registration includes speaker sessions, lunch, access to vendors, and materials for most of the sessions.