Purdue, U of I Extension hosting Bi-State Garden Conference Jan. 25

Friday, January 7, 2022

COVINGTON — Purdue University Extension and University of Illinois Extension are collaborating to offer the annual Bi-State Garden Conference at the Beef House, 16501 State Rd. 63, Covington, on Tuesday, Jan. 25.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the conference starting at 6 p.m.

The program will include:

• “Invasive Insects on the Horizon in 2022: What to Watch For and How to Handle Them” by Elizabeth Barnes, Purdue University, discussing what invasive insects might be impacting the environment in the near future; and

• “Introduction to Rainscaping Education” by Kara Salazar, Purdue University, who will discuss what it is, why one might want to incorporate it into their property and other basic facts about rainscaping.

The conference includes a Beef House dinner and will conclude at approximately 9 p.m. The registration fee is $50 (which includes dinner) and is payable online. Educational credits for Indiana and Illinois agriculture teachers have been approved for no additional fee.

Preregistration is required online at https://cvent.me/Wr5GyE by Jan. 18. Social distancing will be encouraged.

Those with questions or need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the program may contact Jenna Nees at 653-8411 or smith535@purdue.edu.

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