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Margaret Burns Westmeyer
Program Coordinator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
4747 Lincoln Mall Drive
Suite 601
Matteson, IL 60443
Phone: 708-679-6889
FAX: 708-679-6855
mburnswe@illinois.edu

Latosha Reggans
Extension Program Coordinator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
9415 South Western Avenue, Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60643
Phone: 773-233-2900
FAX: 773-233-9183
lreggans@illinois.edu

Emilia Arellano
Extension Program Coordinator
University of Illinois Extension
1114 N. Arlington Heights Road
Suite 201
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: 847-201-4176
FAX: 847-201-4175
arellano@illinois.edu

Ron Wolford
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
9415 South Western Avenue, Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60643
Phone: 773-233-2900
FAX: 773-233-9183
rwolford@illinois.edu

Nancy Kreith
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
4747 Lincoln Mall Drive
Suite 601
Matteson, IL 60443
Phone: 708-679-6889
FAX: 708-679-6855
kreith@illinois.edu

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  • 13 Vegetables to Donate to Food Pantries PDF
    While food pantries that accept fresh produce will accept most types of vegetables, the following are generally preferred.

  • Extension One Search
    Easy search access to resources provided by your Land-Grant institutions

  • Food Fun
    Explore fun classroom activities relating to tasting, shopping, science, language and creative arts. Complete with a teacher's guide.

  • Food Safety Tips for School Gardens
    Schools across the nation are using gardens to help children discover where food comes from and to develop healthy eating habits.

  • Garden Calendar
    A helpful monthly guide to know what to do in your garden.

  • Have a Gardening Question? Ask a Master Gardener
    Answers to your gardening questions are just a click away. Cook County Master Gardeners will answer your emailed questions. Please provide a detailed description of your problem.

  • Illinois Farm to School Network
    The Illinois Farm to School Network is a growing coalition of partners working on Farm to School programming across the state. We aim to connect schools, districts, organizations, farms and more in a network that shares resources and best practices.

  • Insect Talk
    Interactive website, complete with activities and teacher's guide

  • Where Your Food Comes From
    Learn the history and culture of common crops. Complete with fun activities and teacher's guide.