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The Humble Gardener

At University of Illinois Extension, our volunteers are at our core. Hear their voice on this volunteer driven blog.
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Berry Fond Memories

If I can be outside, I am. Dating Chip 36 years ago provided many enjoyable outdoor opportunities, but one in particular made me wonder if I should bow out gracefully and beat a hasty retreat. Despite oppressive temperature and humidity, we dressed in long sleeve shirts, jeans, and sturdy shoes and ventured into a black raspberry patch at a friend's farm. The "patch" extended along his woods, r...

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