For your added knowledge and enjoyment, Plantscape offers FREE seminars and special
events throughout the year. Presentations are made here at Plantscape in our seminar
building located behind the garden center building.
The seminar building is also available for meetings at no charge. Contact us to arrange
date and time.
Seminars & Events
“Attracting and Raising Purple Martins”
Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 a.m. Presented by Steve Gartside
Local purple martin expert Steve Gartside from Tamaroa, Illinois, will present
“Attracting and Raising Purple Martins” on Saturday, February 23, at 10:00 a.m. here
at Plantscape. Anyone wishing to attract purple martins or those with existing
houses will learn valuable information such as migration, types of houses, how to
attract purple martins, problems with predators, feeding habits, nest checking and
support of the babies to fledgling. Steve is a devoted birder with in-depth knowledge
gained from over 20 years’ experience in attracting and raising purple martins. He
currently cares for 250 pairs of purple martins in 14 houses. A slide presentation
will be shown as he discusses his secrets for attracting this unique bird and shares
his knowledge as a purple martin landlord. Learn how you can also be a good landlord
by joining us for this very informative seminar.
Call 942-4865 to register for this free seminar or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we will know how many people to expect. Those attending may register to win
free purple martin accessories to be given away after the seminar!
March Seminar: “Introduction to Beekeeping”
Saturday, March 2, 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Presented by the Southern Illinois Beekeeping Association
“Growing Fruits in Your Own Backyard”
Saturday, March 23, 10:00 a.m.
Presented by Sonja Lallemand, Horticulturist
April Seminar: “Square Foot Gardening”
Saturday, April 7, 10:00 a.m.
Presented by Master Gardeners
Herb Klickner and George Turner
Pre-register by calling 942-4865 or email us at email@example.com so we can
reserve a seat for you for these free presentations.