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Check out what our 2015 University of Illinois Extension Interns are doing this summer!
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Midterm Review in Naperville

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This Wednesday marked an important milestone in our internship program: Midterm Reviews! We traveled to Naperville to meet our internship program director, our advisor , and our mentor at the Naperville Extension Office, along with two more of our classmates who are based in St. Charles, Illinois....

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Depaul Urban Garden

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If you keep your eyes open while traveling through Chicago , chances are you'll catch a glimpse of growth and leafy greens in an open lot or field. Just off the Red Line Fullerton stop, one of these oases is managed and maintained by college students looking to make an impact. We were able to visit...

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Nature Inquiry Adventures with Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists

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On the first day of July we spent our day at Dan Ryan Forest Preserve . We were invited to help with Nature Inquiry Adventures , field trips for school groups, run by Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists . This program normally...

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Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital Rooftop Garden

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So far this summer we have been able to see gardens established in empty lots, in school gardens, among science museum exhibits, and finally on the rooftop of a hospital building. The Schwab Rehabilitation Center is host to a therapeutic rooftop garden, supporting inpatient therapy with a calming environment. The rooftop garden is open to patients at an...

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Garfield Park Conservatory: Volunteering and Tour

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Jerry Hossli has been quite the tour guide and chauffeur during our stay in Chicago's Medical District , and this week was not an exception. This Master Gardener has shipped us to meetings and gardens around the area this past week, and we couldn't be more thankful! One of our stops this week was the...

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