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 an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.