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Chicago Urban Gardening

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

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Mother Nature is Calling, "Get Back to the Earth!" U of I Extension Master Gardener Classes to Begin January of 2008 Do you have an interest in gardening and a willingness to share your knowledge with others? If so, the Master Gardener program is for you! Be a part of the 'greening of Chicago'. Extension's Master Gardener adult volunteer program is vital in bringing hor...

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Illinois Farmers' Market Advertising Grant Program

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The Illinois Department of Agriculture recently announced it has received specialty crop block grant funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. $175,450.42 of those grant funds will be used to fund the Illinois Farmers' Market Advertising Grant Program...

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Wanted: Citizen Scientists to Track Wild Bees in Illinois

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Honey bee colonies are in decline in many states, but little is known about their wild cousins, the bumble bees, or, for that matter, honey bees living on their own in the wild without beekeepers. A new initiative from the University of Illinois seeks to build a better record of honey bee and bumble bee abundance and distribution in Illinois by recruiting citizen scientists to report on wild bees...

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Plenty of Pumpkins for Halloween in Illinois

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Although this summer's unusually heavy rainfall was particularly hard on the northern Illinois pumpkin crop, University of Illinois researchers say that growers may have less income, but consumers won't have a problem finding a jack-o-lantern. "Illinois consumers will not suffer. There will be plenty of fall pumpkins ," said Mosbah Kus...

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