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Chicago Master Gardener

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

Master Gardeners with Native Plant Gardens

Posted by Ron Wolford -

AmySue Mertens, Extension Public Relations Specialist, is looking for a Chicago Master Gardener with a native plant garden for a CBS 2 TV feature on the growing popularity of these gardens. A film crew would come to your garden. Please contact AmySue ASAP at amertens@uiuc.edu if interested....

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Volunteer at Eckhart Park Gardens

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The Eckhart Park gardens are having regular workdays at Eckhart Park every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. throughout this month and are wondering if other Master Gardeners would like to help. The park is at 1331 West Chica...

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Volunteer at Chicago Bug Bash

Posted by Ron Wolford -

On July 14 we will be partnering with the Museum of Science and Industry to present the Chicago Bug Bash. This will be a one day event for kids and adults focusing on insects. This event is patterned after the Purdue Bug Bowl which draws 15,000 people each spring. Each volunteer will receive a T-shirt, free parking at the museum and a...

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Wicker Park Garden Club Garden Social

Posted by Ron Wolford -

NEXT SATURDAY–June 23–Garden Social RESERVATONS: dougrwood@aol.com or (773) 278-9075 TICKETS: $20 Pay at Door (only 25 tickets left) FUNDRAISER for the Park Gardens and Children's Programming Wicker Park Garden Club Garden Social DETAILS: www.wpga...

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Master Gardeners at the Ag School

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Master Gardeners Aleta Cohen and Sandra Taeuber were in the office today to answer gardening questions. This was Aleta's first time answering gardening questions. Ron gave her a quick orientation to our Master Gardener Resource room....

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Farmer's Market at Eli's Cheesecake Factory

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Do you have a free Thursday morning to earn your volunteer hours in a great location? We are returning to the Farmers' Market at Eli's Cheesecake Factory at 6701 Forest Drive for the season. Opening day is June 21. Last year we were available with an "Ask a Master Gardener" table three times for the season. This year Kathy K...

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Volunteer at Lincoln Park Zoo Vegetable Garden

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Come and be part of one of our priority projects for the 2007 growing season. Here are reasons to consider this volunteer opportunity: 1. You can learn about growing vegetables as you work. The project manager, Jeanne Pinsof, is an organic vegetable expert. She lays out very clear directions for what needs to be accomplished each day. 2. This is a time to share what you...

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Three Important Announcements

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Our annual field trip is going to happen! We have more than 40 participants for our June 28 field trip to Rotary Gardens in Janesville, WI. Your confirmation letters from City Ventures should be in the mail. Because we have more than 40 participants, City Ventures has ordered a larger coach and will continue to take further reservatio...

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Volunteer for Plants at Play Day

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Hello Friends, We still need a few more volunteers for the Plants at Play day this coming Saturday June 9th. If you can make it please let me know. Thanks so much, Harmony Picciuca Garden and Volunteer Programs Coordinator Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance 300 N. Central Park Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60624 773.638.1766 x 24...

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Master Gardeners on WGN Radio

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The Master Gardener Electronic Plant Clinic will be featured again on Mike Nowak's radio show, " Let's Talk Gardening ", on WGN Radio 720 this Sunday, June 10th from noon to 1:00 p.m. Appearing on the show to help Mike answer gardening questions will be Chris Kelsey...

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Volunteer at Lurie Garden Family Fun Tent

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Hello Friends of the Lurie Garden, What are your plans for July 2 - 15? How would you like to share your gardening and/or composting knowledge with children and their families? The...

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Teach Kids Gardening Basics

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Parenthesis , a non-profit organizations that has promotes better parenting skills with its programs would like to have a quarterly program at the Oak Park Conservatory to teach children aged 3-5 some basics in gardening. They need two Master Gardeners...

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Volunteer at Taste of Chicago

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Your response to our request for volunteers for the Extension booth at the Taste of Chicago has been outstanding! Thank you. We have three days completely staffed! Here are the remaining openings: Friday, June 29 -FILLED Saturday, June 30 -Five spaces open Sunday, July 1 - Six spaces open Monday, July 2, Five spa...

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Thank You Master Gardeners!

Posted by Ron Wolford -

I want to share with you your accomplishments for just the month of May. Chicago Master Gardeners have so much of which to be proud! During May you reported 1,052 new hours of volunteer time. That brings us to a total of 2,460 hours of volunteer time to date. You reported 290 new hours of Continuing Education. That brin...

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Sign Up for Master Gardener Field Trip

Posted by Ron Wolford -

We have only have ten spaces open for our field trip to the Rotary Gardens in Janesville, Wisconsin. The deadline is June 18. We usually get most of our applications during the last two weeks, so get your registration in ASAP. Don't miss having a space for this trip. It is going to be a great day! Master Gardener Field Trip...

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Horticulture Position Open in North Cook

Posted by Ron Wolford -

University of Illinois Extension Academic Hourly (part time) Cook County Extension Position Description Job Description Title: Horticulture Assistant Purpose and Scope of Position The Horticulture Assistant will work as a team mem...

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