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

Exchange Household Hazards for Environmental Resources

Posted by Ron Wolford -

On Saturday, August 9 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Northeastern Illinois University,...

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Help Install a Serenity Garden

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Master Gardeners, The Golden Gate Home Owners is installing a Serenity Garden in their area. They have their empty lot, some plants and a group of dedicated volunteers. They are located at Golden Gate Garden, 131st St and Everhart. They need advice and assistance with design and plant choices. Is this the Independent Project you have been looking for? Our contact at the garden...

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Volunteer at Ag School Demo Gardens

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Hi Master Gardeners, We need your help again at the Ag School Demo Gardens. We still have three flower beds that need to be weeded and mulched and our ornamental grasses bed is in desperate need of weeding and mulching. I did clean up the bed around our sign near 111th Street and I will be working on the ornamental grasses bed this Saturday afternoon. You can stop by the office a...

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New Website: Living with Wildlife in Illinois

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and University of Illinois Extension have developed a new website -- Living with Wildlife in Illinois -- to help Illinois residents coexist with various wildlife, especially in urban areas. This excellent site helps people identify animals, suggests ways to p...

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Weeding and Planting Party at Ag School

Posted by Ron Wolford -

We had a weeding and planting party at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences on Tuesday, June 24. Chicago Master Gardeners and youth volunteers worked for four hours weeding the demo garden beds outside of the Extens...

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Volunteer at Fiesta del Sol

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Dear Master Gardeners, We need your help! Fiesta del Sol will be happening on July 31-August 3, and U of I Extension will have a booth. Fiesta http://www.fiestadelsol.org/ is the largest Latino festival of the...

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Volunteer with Woodlawn Youth Solutions

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Master Gardeners, This is more information about the project that Master Gardener Dorothy Pytel spoke about at the monthly meeting. Dorothy is looking for assistance during the week to work directly with the teen clients. However, she said that she could use some help on weekends also. Please contact Dorothy directly to volunteer....

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Volunteer at Gary Comer Youth Center Roof Garden

Posted by Ron Wolford -

We all extend our thanks to Marji Hess, the lead gardener at the Gary Comer Youth Center , for her hospitality and the tour of the Roof Garden at our monthly meeting, June 24. Marji has three Master Gardener volunteering weekly at the Roof Garden, and she has room for three more volunteers. 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Thursdays (Different w...

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