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Chicago Master Gardener

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

Thank You Master Gardeners and Master Composters

Posted by Ron Wolford -

I would like to thank all the Master Gardeners and Master Composters who helped to make the August 19, Chicago Home Composting Bin Sale a huge success. Over 1,800 compost bins were sold. The Ag School sold out its allotment of 400 bins in 2 hours. Over 900 bins were sold at the North Park Village Nature Center and 475 bins at Garfield Park Conservatory. I also want to thank Na...

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Love Those Bugs!

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Love those bugs! Here is an opportunity to tell kids, ages five and up, all about them. Take our Insect Petting Zoo to: Sulzer Regional Library 4455 N. Lincoln Ave. Wednesday, September 27 6:00 p.m....

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Mt. Greenwood Park Festival

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Join the fun at the 10th Annual "Celebrate Mount Greenwood" Festival in Mt. Greenwood Park, 3721 West 111th Street. We need two volunteers to staff an "Ask a Master Gardener Table" September 9, 2006 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pick up tablecloths, reference books and handouts at 3807 West 111th Street on Friday, September 8. Contact: Elizabeth at...

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Insect Petting Zoo Volunteers Needed

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The Lake Katherine Monarch Butterfly Festival is on September 17. Nancy Kreith will be taking the Insect Petting Zoo to this event and needs two Master Gardeners to assist her, one for each shift. Shift One: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Shift Two: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. We need one more person for the second shift. Lake Katherine Natur...

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Tour Humboldt Park Community Gardens

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Growing Pride, the Garden Club of Humboldt Park and HomeGrown Chicago Farmers Market are presenting a healthy self-guided tour of Humboldt Park community gardens this Saturday, August 12. Grab your best walking shoes and your bike and come on by!...

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Xochiquetzal Peace Garden

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The Xochiquetzal Peace Garden at 1903 West 23 rd Street is requesting the help of Master Gardeners on Tuesday, August 15 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. They have had a shortage of volunteers this summer. Weeding, watering and general maintenance of the main garden and prairie garden is needed. Contact...

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Humboldt Park Home Grown Farmers Market

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Fill one of you Plant Clinic obligations this Saturday, August 12 at the Home Grown Farmers Market at 2626 W. Division from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is a good time! If you haven't visited this dynamic neighborhood before, you will be in for a treat! Contact Elizabeth at ebruhns@sbcglobal...

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Docent Program at Garfield Park

Posted by Ron Wolford -

This might be a one time event, or it may be the beginning of a Master Gardener Docent program at Garfield Park. If we have as much fun as I think we will, we may want to continue! One of our own Master Gardeners, Dr. Len Boral, has requested tours of the Conservatory for members of the Cook County Hospital Medical Staff before their annual dinner on Sunday, September 10. Here is...

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