HOPKINS PARK, Ill. — What does it take to grow blueberries? Blueberries like a soil pH of 4.5-4.8, but what does that mean for you? Whether you are thinking about buying blueberries, or are an experienced grower, this Workshop for commercial berry growers will provide the information you need to grow GREAT blueberries.
In this workshop, we will cover site and variety selection, pruning, fertilization, insurance coverage, resource support and more for successful production of blueberries. Barbara Norman, farmer and third generation owner-operator of Barbara’s Blueberry Patch in Covert, Michigan will be the guest speaker at this Workshop. Her vast experience will benefit all.
Mark the date – Friday, March 22, 2019, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Pembroke Public Library – 13130 East Central, Hopkins Park, IL 60958. On the following day – Saturday, March 9, 2019, volunteers as well as Barbara will participate in a hands-on pruning exercise at the Rehoboth Mennonite Church blueberry patch.
The cost of participation is $25.00 per person, payable online through this link: https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=19962. Registration fee can also be paid by check (made to U of I Extension) and sent or delivered to 1650 Commerce Dr., Bourbonnais, IL 60914, by March 20, 2019. A minimum number of participants will be needed to host the event. For more info, call James Theuri at 815-933-8337 (email is firstname.lastname@example.org), or call Johari Kweli at 312-515-7842.
Click the link for a registration form: Grow Manage Market Blueberries Flyer
— University of Illinois Extension
Pembroke Family Farms
Rehoboth Mennonite Church
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