Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ask a Master Gardener!

Are you a Master Gardener? Do you know how to become a Master Gardener? You will have an opportunity to meet some of us and find out more about the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener program if you come to the Des Plaines Public Library during the Taste of Des Plaines this year. On Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6th, Master Gardeners and Master Gardener Interns will be available at a table in front of the library to answer questions on gardening, help you to identify plants, insects, and plant diseases, and answer many other plant and "green" related topics. There will even be a worm bin! Volunteers will be available to show you how you can start your own worm composting project. Stop by and plant a few seeds in a small pot made from recycled newspaper. The mission of the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Program is "Helping Others Learn to Grow." Volunteers don't have to be experts. They just need to have a "desire to learn and teach others." It's fun, rewarding, and a great way to make new friends.

June 5th is also the day we kick-off our Summer Reading Programs at the library and the theme this year is ... GREEN! There are loads of opportunities to learn about reusing, recycling, and reducing our carbon footprint. Come to the library and join in the summer fun!

Posted by Linda K.

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