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Chicago Urban Gardening

The day to day experiences of a University of Illinois Extension Urban Horticulture Educator in Chicago, Illinois

Mayor Daley's Landscape Awards Program

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Our city's motto, "Urbs in Horto," translates to City in a Garden. Throughout Chicago's 167-year history, the people of this city have treasured the many green spaces that enrich life and help soften urban edges, reduce noise and stress, create quiet places for reflection, provide opportunities for positive social interaction and increase property values. The 50th Annual Mayor's Landsca...

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National Gardening Association Grants

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The National Gardening Association works with sponsoring companies and organizations to provide funding and in-kind grants to projects that actively engage kids in the garden and improve the quality of life for their communities. To be eligible for these awards your school or organization must plan to garden wi...

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Master Gardener Michael Howard on Channel 11

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Chicago Master Gardener and Master Composter, Michael Howard who started the Eden Place Nature Center at 43rd Place and Stewart will be featured on a Channel 11 Special this Thursday, May 18 at 8:00 p.m. Michael Howard is also the Executive Director of the Fuller Park Community Development Organization. View...

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