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Virtual: Let’s Get Growing: Starting your Garden from Seed with the Illinois Master Gardeners

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Science & Nature

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Looking to start a vegetable garden from seed? This presentation covers all the basics including planning the garden (site selection, vegetable selection and supplies), preparing the soil, proper planting techniques, and caring for the established garden. Seed starting and planting times for warm and cool season vegetables are discussed as well.   Join expert gardener Kim Hartmann to learn everything you need to know.  You will receive a garden seed kit prepared by the Illinois Master Gardeners to help get you started -- we have a limited supply of the kits so be sure to stop by the library to pick yours up soon.

About Kim Hartmann:

Kim has worked as a communication consultant, garden center manager and landscape designer for the last 35 years. Recently, she started her own independent consulting practice focused on horticulture communication, education and design. She has a degree in Horticulture and Communication from the University of Illinois. She is a Lake County Master Gardener and is responsible for managing the Speaker’s Bureau. On behalf of the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA), Illinois Green Industry Association (IGIA), and Perennial Plant Association (PPA)  she has planned, organized and managed educational conferences, garden center and private garden tours, and training sessions. She is a frequent speaker to green industry, consumer, and school audiences. She has expertise in marketing, consumer and employee research and training as well. Kim loves to travel, grow and arrange flowers, and enjoys live music. She is a wife, mother of three and grandmother of two.  The daughter of a farmer and a teacher, she has combined her heritage and passion for learning into her career.


Zoom Event

This is an online/hybrid event that will take place on Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link and login details with your registration confirmation.