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Chicago Master Gardener

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

Thankful for Chicago Master Gardeners

Posted by Ron Wolford -

I just want to wish all the Chicago Master Gardeners a happy Thanksgiving. For the past five years, it has been my pleasure to work with one of the most giving groups of people in Chicago. Through their greening efforts in 2004, Chicago Master Gardeners contributed over 17,000 hours of volunteer time to make Chicago neighborhoods better places to live....

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November Master Gardener Meeting

Posted by Ron Wolford -

November 29th meeting-A Holiday Party! Garfield Park Conservatory Community Room 6:30p.m.-Pizza and Pop! Please bring a salad or dessert. 7:00p.m.-Meet the award winning Master Gardeners. 7:30p.m.-Urban Initiative Update-Ron Wolford Come to the November 29th Master Gardener Holiday party in the Garfield Park Conservatory Community Room. We will be honoring Master Gardener...

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Herb Day 2006

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Herb Day 2006 has been scheduled for Saturday, January 21, from 8:00 am (when registration begins and the retail area opens) through 4:30 pm, at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center, 1001 Killarney St., Urbana, IL. (217) 328-7900. The Holiday Inn is just south and west of exit #183 off I-74 (Lincoln Avenue), conveniently located and easy to find. This is the same location as the past sev...

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Community Gardening Teleconferences

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Master Gardeners interested in community gardening should plan to attend the America Community Gardening Association's teleconferences. These workshops will be held on the third Wednesday or Thursday of most months from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The 90-minute workshops will be held by conference call at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. Sessions include one to three speakers with par...

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2005 Chatham/Avalon Park Master Gardener Class

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Chatham/Avalon Park Master Gardener trainees completed 10 weeks of classes today. Trainees receiving their intern certification included the following: Claudia Blake, Kathy Bonnar, Linda Coleman, Patricia Gill, Emma J. Grant, William Love, Barbara Temple, Olive Waugh, Y'isroyal Y'israel El'essene, Janette Young. The University of Illinois Extension welcomes the Chatham/Avalon Park Master...

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2006 Master Gardener Class

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The 2006 Master Gardener training classes will be held at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences at 3857 West 111th Street. Classes will be on Monday's starting January 23rd through April 10th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Music room. Master Gardeners are welcomed to attend any of the classes. Please call Nancy Kreith at 773-233-0476 to let her know which classes you will be at...

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Master Gardener Projects

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Dixon School Garden Dixon is an elementary school on the southside of Chicago at 8306 South St. Lawrence Avenue. Master Gardener Helen Charity, University of Illinois Extension horticulture program assistant, Nancy Kreith, Dixon teacher, Annette Jackson and Dixon students planned, built and planted a raised bed veggie and flower garden on the southside of the school....

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Illinois Master Gardeners Pacific NW Garden Tour

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Do you want to leave the heat and humidity of central Illinois in summer? Do you want to vist the most renowned gardens in North America? Then join Illinois Master Gardener Coordinator Monica David and ITCS materials specialist Ken McPheeters in a glorious 11-day trip to the gardens of the Northwest. The trip includes beautiful gardens in Portland, Seattle, Vancouver Island and Vancouver...

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