CRYSTAL LAKE – Home and community gardeners can hear expert approaches to native landscaping with a seminar featuring Jack Pizzo, one of the Midwest’s most respected native plant experts, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Luecht Conference Center at McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14.
Pizzo, president, senior ecologist and principal landscape artist at Pizzo & Associates Ltd. of Leland, will present “Landscaping to the Landscape – Making Aesthetically Pleasing and Functional Landscapes.”
He will talk about how landscaping at one’s home, business, municipality or other public or private properties can fit into the landscape of northern Illinois. Attendees will learn how to consider the environmental and ecological conditions that exist at their property.
Pizzo has been interviewed on “Let’s Talk Gardening with Mike Nowak” on WGN Radio and has contributed to several ecology and landscaping magazines. He earned his Master of Science in restoration ecology and his Bachelor of Science in ornamental horticulture, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
This event is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the MCC Sustainability Center, MCC Horticulture Department and the Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee.
For information, call the MCC Sustainability Office at 815-479-7765.