The University of Illinois Extension office in Collinsville is planning for most of its programming in the first quarter of 2021 to be held online. The office got a taste of how to do such things this year when the county fair competitions that were able to be held were done so virtually.

U of I Extension Program Coordinator Sarah Ruth tells The Big Z the workshop Weekend Gardener will be held March 6.

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There will be four topics covered: vegetable gardening, growing cut flowers and flower arranging, native plants, and crevice and rock gardens. For more details, call 618-344-4230, or go to

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