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Bi-state group to host annual garden conference

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COVINGTON — Purdue University Extension and University of Illinois Extension are collaborating to offer the annual Bi-State Garden Conference Jan. 23, at the Beef House Restaurant, 16501 State Road 63, Covington. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. EST (4:30 p.m. CST), and dinner will be from 6-6:45 p.m. EST. There will be two, one-hour presentations, concluding at 8:45 p.m.

This year’s lineup includes:

• The Story Behind All-America Selections & Trending Recent Winners by Diane Blazek, executive director All-America Selections and National Garden Bureau

• Pruning Small Trees & Shrubs with Ryan Pankau, horticulture educator, University of Illinois Extension

The cost for the program is $25, which includes dinner, payable at the door or online. If interested in Master Gardener Education credit, discuss with your county Master Gardener coordinator.

Pre-registration is requested by calling 765-364-6363 or online at https://go.illinois.edu/GardenConf. Register by noon Jan. 20 to guarantee a spot.

Dietary restrictions can be communicated through the online registration or with the extension office.

Purdue Extension and University of Illinois Extension provide equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact your local Extension Office.

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