Macoupin County Master Gardeners recently received a “mini-grant” to establish an intergenerational garden program in Royal Lakes.The program introduced youth and adults to gardening, & helped them develop leadership & life skills to become good citizens.
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Third and Fourth grade students from across southeast Christian County enjoyed a day of fun and exploration at the annual Conservation Day held Thursday April 30, 2015. The Kehias Arboretum (owned by Linda Kehias) in Pana, Illinois served as the perfect
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In This Issue: Volunteers Build Better Communities
Master Gardener Work To Create Intergenerational Garden
Jersey County HCE Share Their Knowledge with the Next Generation
Spotlight On 4-H Volunteers
The Schetter Family Help Others Le
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Two area classes were awarded IL Ag in the Classroom Container Garden Grants. The winners are Kathleen Jones, 3rd grade teacher at Beckemeyer Elementary in Hillsboro and Robin Riggs, 2nd grade teacher at Raymond Grade School in Raymond.
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University of Illinois Extension Unit 18 is pleased to announce that Jim May and Steve Beasley have completed their Master Gardeners training. Master Gardeners participate in more than 60 hours of training taught by U of I specialists and Extension educat
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is open to 4-H members who will be in grades 7, 8, & 9 during Fall 2015. There will be a chartered bus leaving on October 8, 2015.
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2015 Christian County Garden Walk
Saturday June 20th - 9 am - 4 pm
Held Rain or Shine!
Tickets $8 in Advance, $10 Day of the Walk
For more Information or Tickets Contact
University of Illinois Extension Unit 18
1120 N. Webster St. Taylorville, IL 62568
Bob Lentz, Director of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau, presented a donation of $10,000 to the “Ag In The Classroom” program.This generous donation allows Extension to educate students about the important role agriculture plays in our day-to-day lives.
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