Learn about Backyard Fruits April 9

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Learn how to grow and harvest sweet strawberries, tasty blueberries, and succulent raspberries in your own backyard. This class is designed to teach you the basics, including establishing plants, pruning, and common pests. Elizabeth Wahle, horticulture educator, University of Illinois Extension, will get you started with these small fruits, plus help you avoid common beginner mistakes. The cost is $5 per person and will be held at 3 pm on Tuesday, April 9 at Rock Island County Extension, 321 West 2nd Ave, Milan, IL. Register online at http://web.extension.ililnois.edu/hmrs or call (309) 756-9978.