The Basics of Landscaping Your Home

Date: Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 Time: 1:00 am - 2:30 am Location: Univ of IL Extension Building, Daniel T. Kelley Auditorium (map and directions)

Jessica Chambers loves to help things grow. In this program, Jessica will teach us basic design principles and how to incorporate native plants following a plan that suits our yards. She will show us the difference between a yard with nice plants and a beautifully landscaped yard.

Presented by Jessica Chambers. She attended Illinois State University where she graduated with a degree in Agri-Business, and went on to earn her Master?s Degree in Plant and Soil Science from Southern Illinois University. Jessica worked as a landscape designer for a landscape company before becoming an instructor at Illinois State University. In 2005, ISU began the development of the ISU Horticulture Center off of Raab Road and Jessica was selected as the Director of the Center. Jessica was recognized with the John English Award for outstanding contributions to horticulture from the Master Gardeners and was a 2010 YWCA Woman of Distinction for her efforts.?The Horticulture Center is primarily an outdoor lab for students to gain firsthand knowledge about horticulture techniques.?In addition, the Center is open to the public and there are various gardens which you are free to appreciate.

Learn about more ways you can be part of the native plant movement.