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Chicago Master Gardener

A blog for Chicago Master Gardeners providing information on volunteer opportunities, training, workshops and resources.
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Lecture: Chicago's Green Roof Grant Program

Posted by Ron Wolford -

LECTURE : Wicker Park Garden Club Chicago's Green Roof Grant Program SPEAKERS : Suzanne Keers, Scott Angarola – Condo owner recipients of Green Roof Grant, Elizabeth Simpkin, Garden designer Monday, December 3 – 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wicker Park Field House -...

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Thanksgiving

November Master Gardener Monthly Meeting

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Master Gardeners, November Monthly Meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2007 Community Room, Garfield Park Conservatory This meeting we will honor our Master School Gardener "graduate" program. Our speakers are Master Gardeners and Master School Gardeners, Carole Gettler and Bobbie Jordan, who are writing a book about gardening and craft activi...

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Growing Connection

The Growing Connection: Introduction Session

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Greetings Gardeners, Community Groups, Schools, Associations, and Activists in Chicago: We hope you will join The Growing Connection , a global network for growing fresh food, learning science, nutrition, entrepreneurship, and building solutions to hunger and poverty. The Growing Connection (TGC) is a UN pilot project involving...

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Schedule your Chicago Master Gardener Interview

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Dear Master Gardener Applicants, Thanks for your application to the Master Gardener Program of Cook County Chicago. Classes begin on January 16, 2008 at Garfield Park Conservatory . You are about to embark on a wonderful adventure of learning and volunteer service in...

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Job Opportunity: Plant Health Care Technician

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Position Available: Morton Arboretum: Plant Health Care Technician Department: Information Services FLSA Classification: Part-time, Non-exempt General Summary Prepare Plant Health Care Report and provide assistance to the Plant Clinic....

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Master Gardener Beth Botts Wins Writing Award

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The Garden Writers of America for 25 years has conducted an annual awards program for talent and products published in the field of garden communications. The purpose of the program is to provide recognition for the vast talents of the GWA membership in the area of writing, photography, graphic design, illustration and electronic media such as radio,...

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Strawberries

Midwest Organic Production and Marketing Conference

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Formerly the Illinois Organic Production Conference, we've now expanded! Welcome to the Midwest Organic Production and Marketing Conference and Trade Show. This event offers practical, science- and farmer-based information and extensive networking opportunities for those interested in organic food and farming. The conference will be held in the Illini Unio...

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Last Chance for Plant Clinic

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Master Gardeners: Here is your last opportunity to earn your Plant Clinic requirement for 2007. Please contact Jackie Paine directly, msjlpaine@aol.com and be sure to include: Name Tel #" MG or Intern: 1st date choice: 2nd date choice: Don't forget to check the Plant Clinic manual when you get there. It will...

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Mayor Daley's 2007 Landscape Awards

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Today Nancy Kreith and I attended the Mayor Daley's 2007 Landscape Awards at Garfield Park Conservatory . This event...

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Garden in winter

Season Extension Workshop

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Grow Vegetables in Chicago ALL YEAR LONG! SEASON EXTENSION WORKSHOP John Biernbaum, PhD Professor of Plant and Soil Sciences at Michigan State University & Director of the Student Organic Farm: A FOUR SEASON farm run by students in East Lansing, MI November 17, 2007 (Saturday) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chicago Center for Green Technology 445 N...

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Magnolia tree blooms

Free Magnolia Tree

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Master Gardeners, I want to give away a Magnolia tree with beautiful yellow blooms in spring. It is about 7' tall, and 5' wide. I planted it about 2 years ago--bought it at Gethsemane. It was supposed to be on the small side, but it needs more space than my yard can provide. It is currently residing in South Andersonville. If any of the Master Gardeners want to dig it out send an e-mail to...

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New Extension Search Engine

Posted by Ron Wolford -

One Search is a new search engine powered by Google that searches 773 Cooperative Extension websites. This search engine allows you to limit your searches to Cooperative Extension Service resources providing research-based information....

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