- Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
The day’s event begins with keynote speaker Ella Maxwell, horticulturist from Hoerr Nursery, certified arborist, and Tazewell County Master Gardener, highlighting the lessons she has learned from 30 years of gardening. Sessions include turf tips, mole and rodent control, and breaking gardening myths. All gardeners are welcome to register for the day-long workshop at www.go.illinois.edu/BIGday2017 or call 309-543-3308. Fees apply. The event is sponsored by University of Illinois Fulton-Mason Master Gardeners and Naturalists, Spoon River Gardeners, Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds, and University of Illinois Extension Fulton-Mason-Tazewell unit.