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Sustainable Gardening Series: Organic Lawn and Garden Care-Webinar

Schedule and location

Following federal and state recommendations to help slow the spread of coronavirus, this program has been moved to a webinar format. Registrants will receive a link to join the webinar at the appointed date and time below. See more information in the Course details.

Thursday, April 16, 2020, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Fees and Registration

$16.00 member
$16.00 nonmember
BY PHONE: Please leave a message at 630-719-2468 or send an email to registrar-ed@mortonarb.org and let us know the best time to call you back.

NOTE: Please add registrar-ed@mortonarb.org to your address book. You will receive an email from this address with the link to join class.

Please register at least four hours before class begins in order to ensure enough time for our system to email the link to the session.

Course description

Learn eco-friendly ways to care for your lawn and garden at The Morton Arboretum. Lawns comprise nearly one-quarter of urban and suburban landscapes. Caring for them responsibly by limiting the amount of water, fertilizers and pesticides we apply can have a huge impact on our health and environment. In this program, you will learn about

  • Why natural lawn care techniques are worth considering
  • How to control weeds without toxic chemicals
  • Natural fertilizers and amendments you can use to improve soil health
  • Water-saving alternatives to turf grass
  • And more!


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Valerie McGoldrick, Community IPM Outreach Coordinator

Valerie has a B.S. in Soil and Crop Science and Environmental Horticulture with a minor in Social and Environmental Justice from the University of Wisconsin Platteville. Previously she has worked on implementing sustainable pest management on vegetable farms, gardens, and zoo landscaping. In her free time, she enjoys cycling, hiking, and gardening. 


Course details

Notes: This program will take place as a webinar using Zoom video conferencing. A link will be provided to all registrants by email. Registrants should click on the link to join the program at the scheduled date and time. Registration closes four hours before class begins. Participants will need access to the internet via a computer or mobile device. New to Zoom? Watch this short video to learn how to join a webinar.
Held indoors. Limit 35

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Sustainable Gardening Series: Organic Lawn and Garden Care-Webinar