Saluki Gardening Workshops

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Saluki Garden Workshop with pictures of flowers and veggies

Saluki Gardening Workshops

Start your garden in the winter with mini greenhouses made of recycled materials, then learn more about heirloom vegatables, spring seed starting and planting for flower cutting. Course offerings include a special workshop just for mom! Workshops are open to all community members wanting to learn more about gardening and sustainable growing techniques. Join Lindsey Orphan, SIU Sustainable Farm Manager, as she teaches small and cozy groups, how to go big when you grow. 

All workshops will be at the Agronomy Research Center, located .3 miles west of McLafferty Road on Pleasant Hill Road on the south side. 

Saluki Gardening Workshops are sponsored by the College of Agriculture, Life and Physical Sciences, University Farms & Sustainable Farm. 

Registration and Contact Information

  • Online click here to register online. Online registration is currently not available, please call to register by phone.
  • Fax the registration form to 618/453-5680 or email** to
  • Register by phone with a credit card by calling Conference and Scheduling Services at 618/536-7751. 

*Online registration closes 2 days prior to each workshop. You may print the registration form and check-in when the course opens however, spaces are limited and seats are not guarenteed if you are not pre-registered.

**Please do not email forms containing credit card information. 

For more information about the course offerings, contact Lindsey Orphan at

For assistance with registration, contact Rebecca Dycus at or call 618/536-7751. . 

The School of Agricultural Science

The School of Agricultural Sciences at Southern Illinois University has built a strong reputation for teaching, research and service to the citizens of Illinois, the United States, and the world. It's an inspiring story started long ago with the hiring of a single professor to teach agriculture in the Biology Department. We have a great story to tell, and this is how things started ...

The Sustainability Center

At the Sustainability Center we believe that everything we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. The Center houses the Sustainable Vegetable Farm, Paper Recycling Plant,  and the Vermicomposting Center.