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Martha A. Smith
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987
smithma@illinois.edu

Tracy Jo Mulliken
Program Coordinator, Horticulture and Agriculture
University of Illinois Extension
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987
tmully@illinois.edu

Rock Island County Master Gardeners

Rock Island County Master Gardeners

Dig It Newsletters

The Rock Island County Master Gardeners have put together this quarterly newsletter to bring you news about hot topics in horticulture, fun facts, events, and programs of interest to gardeners in our community.
  • Current Issue Dig It FALL 2016 PDF
    Autumn is here and with it this issue has tips on fall plants. Read about puslane (weed or food source?) including recipes. Explore reasons why we garden and what we can do with the fruits of our labor.

  • Dig It SPRING 2016 PDF
    In this issue of Dig It you’ll find interesting and fun information which will hopefully be useful to you! The Master Gardeners have put together some valuable information on poison ivy, which although it is a food source for wild animals, is not a good choice for a landscape plant! How do you feel about dandelions? Their newest writer, Sherry, is actually very fond of them! Discover the real facts behind some popular garden myths, learn a bit about edible flowers and meet a unique vegetable which you may have never heard of!

  • Dig It Winter 2016 PDF
    Take time to peruse this issue of Dig It! The newsletter by Master Gardeners of University of Illinois Extension - Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark Counties. Rock Island County Master Gardeners share tips and articles on these topics: Rose Care, Spring Cleaning - getting your garden ready to grow, planning your vegetable garden, starting vegetable plants from seeds, and peppers - varieties, recipes.

  • SUMMER 2016 PDF
    Articles on gardening and horticulture from your Rock Island County Master Gardeners.