Home Gardening Lunch and Learn

If this long winter has you looking forward to spring's arrival and getting back outdoors, you won't want to miss the Home Gardening Lunch and Learn, sponsored by the State Office Building Green Team. Launch your spring gardening plans with timely tips from Master Gardener Sue Van Patten. Whether you are interested in getting started growing your own vegetables, or you want to pick up some new gardening tips, this is your opportunity to attend an informative presentation on vegetable, container and herb gardens, as well as natural options for insect and weed control. There will also be time for your gardening questions. 

Event Time



 Wednesday, March 19, 12 p.m. -1p.m. 





State Office Building
Auditorium Rooms A1/A2



        • You are welcome to bring your brown bag lunch, or pizza will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. to purchase while supplies last. Two slices of pizza and a soft drink or bottled water for $4. Proceeds go toward Green Team projects. 
        • Door prizes will be drawn at the end of the presentation—must be present to win.
        • Free plant seeds for attendees while supplies last!

Sue Van Patten, Master Gardener

Sue Van Patten graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1977. Sue worked for 30 years with Eli Lilly and Company in pharmaceutical manufacturing engineering, information technology, quality control management and clinical research project management. Sue and her husband, Steve South, moved to Woodford County in 2007. She completed the Master Gardener Program through the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office in 2007 and has been a volunteer with the program ever since. Sue is an avid, amateur gardener and enjoys working with flowers, as well as in her vegetable garden and small orchard.