The Town & Country Gardeners of Washington will kick off the 2020 gardening season on Tuesday, March 24, at 1 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room, Five Points Washington, 360 N. Wilmor Road, Washington, with a presentation by Genny Gibbs, retired ICC Horticulture Technician and Adjunct Faculty. 

In “Atrocious Arachnids and Bodacious Bugs” Gibbs will bust myths about bugs and spiders, discuss dangers to humans and plants, and share tips for how to reduce damage to gardens.  The program is free and open to the public.

In addition to her years at ICC, Gibbs has worked at several garden centers and with the Peoria Park District, serving as Public Horticulturist for Luthy Botanical Garden and managing the park district maintenance of many City of Peoria facilities.  Whether discussing plants or associated biological organisms like spiders and insects, Gibbs is devoted to sharing the art and science of the botanical world.  

Town & Country Gardeners is a community organization open to anyone with an interest in gardening, civic beautification and conservation.  For more information, contact Cindy Byrd at 309-657-7528.