February 26, 2008

Five-week landscape course begins March 18

by Hillary Popejoy

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Although February brought plenty of snow and ice to Southern Illinois, spring is really just around the corner everyone will be getting busy beautifying the landscape.

The Division of Continuing Education at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is offering a five-week course with valuable information to help with those projects. The course, covering the basics of personal landscape endeavors, meets from 6 to 8 p.m. weekly on Tuesdays from March 18 through April 15 in Room 195 of the Agriculture Building.

Participants will explore various design elements and have the opportunity to develop their own landscape plan. Each class session will include lab time devoted to discussion and answering questions relevant to individual landscape projects. A trip to a local nursery is on the schedule too.

All course materials are included in the $125 per person registration fee. For more information or to register, contact the Division of Continuing Education at 618/536-7751 or look online at www.dce.siu.edu.