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Christian County area residents will have the chance to learn about growing and preserving strawberries at a special workshop held through the U of I Christian County Extension Office. Attendees of the workshop will learn about growing strawberries in their home gardens, and then ways they can preserve those strawberries to enjoy throughout the year.


Horticulture Educator at the U of I Extension office Andrew Holsinger appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show and discussed the workshop. Holsinger along with fellow U of I educator Lisa Peterson are teaming up to provide the workshop to the community.



The workshop is a part of the Extension's “Eat Local” initiative, designed to get as many people in the area as possible eating and growing local produce.



The workshop will be held at the Extension's Taylorville office on June 7th from 9 until 1. More information on the workshop can be had by contacting the University of Illinois Christian County Extension office.

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