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Chicago Master Gardener

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

Continuing Education Opportunity

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The Bloomingdale Trail, the city's newest nature walk in Logan Square will be the topic of the May 4 meeting of the Wild Flower Preservation Society, 1:15 p.m. at the Lincoln Park Cultural Center, 2045 N. Lincoln Park West. Paul Smith,the director of Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail will talk about the trail which runs from Ridgeway (3800...

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American Community Gardening Association Conference

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The 27 th Annual American Community Gardening Association Conference at the University of California in Los Angeles on August 10-13 brings together hundreds of individuals from across the United States, Canada, and abroad, who are engaged in all aspects of gardening and greening. The conferenc...

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National Children & Youth Garden Symposium

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The 2006 American Horticultural Society's National Children and Youth Garden Symposium will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, July 27-29, 2006. The theme for the 14 th annual symposium is "Cultivating a Sense of Place: A Youth Gardening Adventure. The Missouri Botanical Garden is the host for the symposium. Headquarters for the symposium will be...

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Job Opening at Pesche's Garden Center

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The position is outside sales which entails working outside answering customer questions; stocking plants and making sure tableslook good for customers. Be advised, in this position you are on your feet for your entire shift and you will be outin all kinds of weather. The contact for anyone interested is Mary Ellen Murphy at (847)815-3937 or you can e-mail her at...

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Master Gardeners at Eli Cheesecake Farmer's Market

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Master Gardeners, Master Composters and Master Food Preservers are needed on the following dates from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. to man an Ask a Master Gardener, Composter, Food Preserver informational table with seasonal handouts. The dates are June 22, July13, July 27, August 3, August 24, September 14 and October 12....

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Chicago Green City Market Manager Job

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Chicago's Green City Market, the only sustainable Farmers' Market in Chicago that supports farmers who take care of the land in their agricultural practices, is looking for a part-time Market Manager to oversee operations at our Lincoln Park farmers' market every Wednesday and Saturday, May through December. Specifically, we are looking for a highly organized, committed person with excellent co...

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Soil and Compost Sources

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Cubic Yard Needs Calculation: Measure Length x Width x Height (in feet) divided by 27 = amount of cubic yards needed. All prices are per cubic yard. NOTE: You must keep all measurements the same e.g. in feet (inches must be converted into fractions of a foot). The Resource Center Provides compost, manure, top soil, mixed soil, bricks...

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Free Compost and Wood Chips

Posted by Ron Wolford -

I received an email yesterday from Jamie Zaplatosch, Education Projects Coordinator for Openlands with some great news for Chicago greening advocates. Land and Lakes is a company specializing in environmental and construction services and is offering free compost and wood chips for school and community greening...

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Volunteer for "Garden in the City" Event

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Happy Spring Master Gardeners! Garden in a City, America's first garden and landscape design show focusing on urban horticulture and the greening of urban communities will debut in Chicago's Grant Park, May 13-May 21. (Ch...

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HGTV's Gardening by the Yard Show Needs Gardeners

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The following is an appeal for Chicagoland gardeners to appear on HGTV. Got a gardening problem? Want to maximize your garden's potential? Feel like your green thumb has turned a bit brown? Maybe we can help! We're looking for young, fun, articulate and energetic homeowners to appear as guests...

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Volunteer for Da Vinci Days Event

Posted by Ron Wolford -

On May 6; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m and on May 7; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Museum of Science and Industry's front lawn will be buzzing with activity in honor of its first Da Vinci Days celebration. Da Vinci Days is inspired by the genius of the Renaissance inventor and celebrates innovation and the integration of art, science and technology. The free event will feature interactive activities, science demon...

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