Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Southern Illinois Indigenous Plant Symposium - March 16, 2013

Murphysboro, IL – The first southern Illinois Indigenous Plant Symposium will be hosted on Saturday March 16, 2013 by University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners, SIU Carbondale- Department of Plant Biology, and Illinois Native Plant Society at the John A. Logan College Center for Business and Industry (Carterville, IL).

The goal of the symposium is to promote awareness of native plants, their use and impact on our environment. Internationally known mycologist Dr. Gregory Mueller from the Chicago Botanic Garden will be the keynote speaker, and will be joined by other environmental experts from southern Illinois. The symposium will start with guided hikes at Giant City State Park on Friday March 15, and end on Sunday with more guided hikes at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge.

The event is open to everyone. The cost for the symposium of $20.00 per person includes lunch. However, space is limited and there will be no registration on site. Registration will be from February 1 to March 12, 2013. For more information on this and other UI Extension events, call 618.687.1727 or visit our website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/fjprw/

The details for the symposium are under “Horticulture Events”, or you may pick-up a registration form at any Extension office. If you want electronic copies sent to you, contact: Sonja Lallemand at: lalleman@illinois.edu.

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