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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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New U of I Web Site: Food Fun from Apples to Zucchini

Posted by Ron Wolford -

We are pleased to launch today -- Food Fun from Apples to Zucchini. This website is designed to teach elementary students about fresh produce -- many they may not know. It can serve as an excellent resource to encourage healthy eating and to the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for schools as well as other childhood obesity programs. The site includes information about 37 differen...

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New U of I Apple Variety

Posted by Ron Wolford -

A new, late-ripening apple named WineCrisp ™ which carries the Vf gene for scab resistance was developed over the past 20 plus years through classical breeding techniques, not genetic engineering. License to propagate trees will be made available t nurseries through the...

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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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