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Announcing the 2010 Green and Growing Fair:

Posted by Nancy Kreith -

Join GreenNet for the 18th Annual Green and Growing Fair, an urban gardening fair for community greeners and gardeners al...

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Short Courses on Organic Veggie Production

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Windy City Harvest is offering a series of monthly short courses on organic vegetable production starting in January 2010. Workshop Topics & Dates: Crop Planning January 23 Seed Starting February 27 Season Extension March 27 Window-box or Container Gardens April 24 Building Healthy Soi...

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2009 GreenNet Mini-Grants

Posted by Nancy Kreith -

The 2009 mini-grant application has been updated and can be downloaded at http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/cook/downloads/15495.pdf GreenNet has $10,000 to distribute to existing community gardens this year. Please note the changes on the 2009 application: new return mailing address and check pick-up location....

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NYT Article: How Green is Your Garden?

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Just a note about an article I recently saw in the New York Times about an effort by the American Society of Landscape Architects , the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the...

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Ilinois Green Industry Meeting

Posted by Nancy Kreith -

City of Chicago's Sustainability Initiatives Illinois Green Industry Meeting Thursday, January 15th - 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. McCormick Place West - Room 184 The Illinois Green Industry Association (IGIA) invites all Mid-Am registrants and gues...

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Garden Gifts: Helping the Environment

Posted by Nancy Kreith -

Gifts that help protect the environment, add to the home landscape's beauty and create a fun project can be great ideas for gardeners. Some such gifts could include rain barrels; supplies and materials to plant a rain garden; and resource manuals to plan for the projects. More homeowners are becoming interested in adding native plants to their landscape. Most typical new housing deve...

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GreenNet Community Greener Annual Harvest Potluck

Posted by Nancy Kreith -

Saturday, November 8, 2008 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Garfield Park Conservatory Community Room 300 North Central Park Avenue Potluck Agenda: 11:00 – Registration (Free!) 11:30 - Lunch 12:00 - Welcome & Introductions 12:30 - Building Urban Gardens Badges awarded 12:45 - Community...

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