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Chicago Master Gardener

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

Soil Test Results Interpretation Class

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Learn to interpret soil test results for the home gardener, so you can advise them on how these results can be used to determine best garden practices. Find out about liming and sulfuring practices as they relate to pH in Cook County. Learn how to choose a fertilizer or soil amendment based on the recommendation and conditions in Illinois, and much more! This class will assist you in he...

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Continuing ED: Native Seed Hike and Harvest

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Two special Native Seed Hike and Harvest events will be given at the thousand acre Orland Grassland for those in the Master Gardener program. You'll learn about one of the largest grassland restorations taking place in the entire region and collect native seed that will help in restoring the native plant life. Enjoy friends...

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Organic Gardening Day

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Organic gardening experts from around the world will present five educational sessions to inspire herb gardening at this year's Organic Gardening Day, Saturday, November 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center near...

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Earn Volunteer Hours: Honors Night: Set-up/Take-down

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Good morning Master Gardeners, October 28, our annual Honors night is our largest monthly meeting of the year. I need a crew of at least four people as assistants for the evening. You could earn 4 hours of volunteer credit. Time: Tuesday, October 28 - 5:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. Duties: Set up and take down tables and chairs,(This is heavy work) Help set up food tables Assist with awar...

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Chicago Master Gardener Honors Night

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Honors Night Tuesday, October 28, 2008 Jensen Room Garfield Park Conservatory 6:00 p.m. - Dinner - Extension is treating with Pizza. Please let us know if you are coming so we will know how much to order Pot luck desert table. Please bring your favorite to share. 7:00 p.m. - Awards State Team Award...

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Pumpkins

Help at Garfield Plant Clinic

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Good morning MG Interns, Aren't you getting a little worried if you have not done your Plant Clinc hours yet? Here is a golden opportunity for you. During the month of October there is an experienced Master Gardener staffing the Plant Clinic table at Garfield Park Conservatory every Saturday from NOON to 4:00 p.m., October 4, 11, 18 and 25. Pick a Saturday to join them...

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