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Northern Gardening

Northern Gardening: Invasive plants

Invasive plants aren’t just a nuisance, they can aggressively choke out native plants and make our yards and gardens less friendly habitats for wildlife, pollinators, and of course- the plants we are trying to grow on purpose.

Join hosts Sarah Waddle and Joan Farnam for a primer on invasive plants to watch for in Cook County. Learn how to identify native, non-native, and invasive plants, and what to do about the invasives you find in your backyard.

Guests to the program are Tia Parks, Cook County Environmental Specialist/County Ag Inspector with the Cook County Highway Department, and Dominique Menard, Naturalist at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center.

Northern Gardening airs every 2nd Thursday of the Month at 7 pm, then again at 6 am the following Saturday. All previously-aired programs are archived on our website to listen to at any time.