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Suddenly I Seed!

Check out what our 2015 University of Illinois Extension Interns are doing this summer!
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Museum of Science and Industry Smart Home Garden: Beekeeping Day

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It's not everyday you get an up-close look at another side of agriculture - the one that deals with insects, pest management, and pollinators. Honeybees are an essential requirement for many of our favorite food crops. These tiny fliers have been threatened in the past with the use of pesticides and extreme weather, and more recently,...

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McCormick Place YMCA Garden: Summer Camp Week One

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As we finish up our fourth week in the city, students from Chicago Public Schools are just getting started with summer! This week marked the first week of Summer Camps at the McCormick Tribune YMCA . Students age 6-14 spend time at the YMCA building relationships with other students and cou...

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Food Demonstration with Julie and Michael Tracy Family Foundation

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It has been a rainy couple of days in Chicago , and today we managed to avoid working outside. We did not, however, manage to avoid being fed! Today we were able to see how education, cooking , and gardening...

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Museum of Science and Industry: Smart Home Garden

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If the weather is on our side, our next visit to the Museum of Science and Industry Smart Home Garden will be warm and sunny. We arrived at the museum this morning to find several Master Gardeners working diligently on the plot of land on the east side of the building. The Smart Home Garden surr...

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South Cook County Master Gardener Meeting

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If only every Wednesday were as fortunate as this one! Orland Park, Illinois was the next stop on our list to attend the South Cook County Master Gardener Meeting. The agenda for the meeting included a presentation and discussion about GMO's from...

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