Reward your taste buds, save money by growing your own veggies from seeds

March 9, 2012


Lisle, Illinois ~ Nothing tastes better than a tomato you grew yourself.

Andrew Nordstrom, an account executive with Shemin Landscape Supply and former owner of South View Horticulture, a residential design and build landscape company, will be the featured speaker during "Lunch with Landscapers" from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16 on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center at Benedictine University.

Nordstrom, who studied horticulture while earning a bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University, has experience in nursery management, greenhouse production, retail garden center management, lawn care and landscape installment. He will talk about how residents can save money by starting their own plants from seeds.

The free event, which is open to the public and includes lunch, is sponsored by the Office of Campus Services at Benedictine University.

Space is limited. RSVP to Kathy Rutkowski at or (630) 829-6420.


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. A 2016 PayScale Inc. report ranked BenU one of the top 10 colleges in Illinois for return on investment and in the top 20 percent nationally. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, or visit

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