As a part of the University of Illinois Extension's Local Foods Initiative, the Extension will be hosting a number of different workshops and activities designed to get people to eat locally grown foods. One of those workshops will look at growing and preserving strawberries in your garden.
Andrew Holsinger, Horticulture Educator with the U of I Extension will be teaming with fellow Extension educator Lisa Peterson in this hands on workshop.
Although strawberries grow decently well in Central Illinois, Holsinger says there are still some things that gardeners need to be aware of when growing strawberries, which will be taught during this workshop.
The workshop will take place on June 22nd from 9 until 1 at the Extension's Taylorville office free of charge, and interested parties can sign up through the U of I Extension's website. Holsinger appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.