Learn how to add color to your garden and enjoy a free lunch, too

Learn how to add color to your garden and enjoy a free lunch, too
March 1, 2010

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

Community residents can learn how to put color in their garden from Carol Sherby, a master gardener with the University of Illinois Extension, and enjoy a complimentary lunch during Benedictine University’s “Lunch with Landscapers” from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 15 on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center. Sherby’s avid interest in gardening dates back to her childhood when she worked with her father to earn a Girl Scout badge. Gardening created a lifelong bond between the two and it was her father from whom she acquired a love of the earth and respect for nature. Sherby earned a Bachelor of Science in Art, Design and Metal Smithing and is working toward a Naturalist certificate from the Morton Arboretum. She has been a Master Gardener since 1990 and has presented programs regarding native plants, prairies and the significance of re-establishing natural plantings with school children throughout DuPage County. The free event is sponsored by the Office of Campus Services at Benedictine University. Space is limited. R.S.V.P. to Liz Hill at ehill@ben.edu or by calling (630) 829-6004.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.