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Chicago Master Gardener

A blog for Chicago Master Gardeners providing information on volunteer opportunities, training, workshops and resources.

Update 2011 Chicago Master Gardener Schedule

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Hello and Happy Snow Day Master Gardeners! Please note the updated 2011 schedule below: 2011 Chicago MG Training Schedule – Garfield Park Conservatory Date Topic...

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October Reminds Us of a Fine Women

Posted by Ron Wolford -

October 2010 marks the two year passing of our dear friend, MG Organizer, Elizabeth Bruhns. Elizabeth may be gone but we never forget what she has done for us. MG, Janna Riley wished to share this poem by Rabbi Harold S. Kushner. We whope these words bring you peace. Let the rain come and wash away the ancient grudges,the bitter hatreds held and nutured over generations. Let the r...

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Fall Leaves

Chicago Master Gardener Announcements

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Green Town Conference at Colombia College this Week GreenTown Chicago – October 13-14 at Columbia College's Film Row Cinema at 1104 S. Wabash in downtown Chicago. With a highly successful event in 2009, GreenTown is teaming up with the City of Chicago Department of Environment and Columbia College Chicago in bringing together inspiring spe...

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2nd Job Opening:

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Hourly Research Specialist (temporary) The Institute for Health Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a multi-year project to examine the impact of policies, programs and other factors in the built environment on youth eating and physical activity behaviors, and on youth obesity. We are seeking to hire academic hourly Resear...

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Job Opening:

Posted by Ron Wolford -

WRD ENVIRONMENTAL IS CURRENTLY SEEKING: Program Manager for Calumet Stewardship Corps WRD Environmental, an ecological design/build firm that creates and fosters environmentally responsible landscapes, is seeking a Program Manager to design, plan, coordinate and direct the new Calumet Stewardship Corps (CSC). The program will be a restoration-based...

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Illinois Department of Natural Resources Reminders

Posted by Ron Wolford -

1. Great Opportunity! Enroll Now. Registration is Closing Soon. The University of Illinois' College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources are working in partnership to offer Introduction to Illinois Prairies for Teachers this semester. This course can be taken for three hours of graduate-level credit or as a...

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2010 Chicago Master Gardener Training Schedule

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Wednesday - January 13 – BOTANY – Greg Stack , Extension Educator, Horticulture Wednesday – January 20 –SOILS – Ellen Phillips , Extens...

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