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Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
535 South Randall Road
St. Charles, IL 60174-1591
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Plantas para Interiores
Descubra la planta de interiores ideal para su casa.
Living with Wildlife in Illinois
This website provides residents of Illinois with information about how to coexist with Illinois wildlife.
Four seasons of gardening information.
Claude's Got the Scoop on Soil
Students learn about how soil is made, who really needs soil, and what happens to soil if you don't take care of it.
Natural Resources, the Environment and Ecosystems
Activities for teachers to help their students become more aware of how plants, animals and humans interact with ecosystems.
Adventures of Herman
Squirmin' Herman the Worm teaches students all about worms and how to make their own worm bin in this interactive curriculum. (Intended for 1st-3rd grade students)
Las Aventuras de Herman
Herman el Gusano Escurridizo enseña a los estudiantes todo acerca de los gusanos y como hacer su propio criadero de gusanos.
Firewood in Illinois
This site explains BTU values and firewood characteristics, forest and woodlot management, wood stoves and fireplaces, and includes a special section on the Emerald Ash Borer
Local Resources and Information
- First Detector Workshops - 2017
The one-day course teaches participants how to identify and report potential invasive threats. Topics this year include invasive plants and human health, oak tree diseases, and emerging invasive forest insects.
- Visit State Horticulture Website
University of Illinois Extension state horticulture website, including links to various topics of interest