Gardening workshops sponsored by University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners will be held this fall at Carroll County libraries.

Workshops are open to the public and there is no fee to attend.

Cooking with Herbs will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Thomson Library and at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Mount Carroll District Library.

Participants will cook a light meal and take home recipes to share with family and friends. Call the library to register at 815-244-1751 in Mount Carroll and 815-259-2480 in Thomson.

The Art of Pressed Flowers will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, the Savanna Library. The class will discuss the best flowers to be pressed, how to dry the flowers and projects using the dried flowers. Using pressed flowers and ferns, class participants will make a bookmark and a card to take home. To register, call the library at 815-273-3714.

Fall Garden Care will be presented at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct., 3, at the Lanark Library. Proper garden care in the fall helps ensure healthy plants the next spring. Learn techniques for taking care of your lawn, trees, shrubs, and perennials, including fall fertilizing, mulching, cutting back plants, and protecting plants from wind and animals. Get pointers for fall planting of woody plants and spring-flowering bulbs. To register, call the library at 815-493-2166.

For more information on any of the Master Gardener programs or if you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener, call Susan O'Connor at the Extension Office in Mount Carroll at 815-244-9444.