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Monday, June 19, 2017
University of Illinois Extension is accepting applications to participate in the 2017 Master Gardener Training. Master Gardeners are volunteers that have gone through an eleven week horticulture training course led by Extension Educators. Once training is complete, trainees participate in volunteer work before being designated as "Master Gardeners." Master Gardener Training will be held...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The spring series of University of Illinois Extension's Four Seasons Gardening program, which focuses on environmental stewardship, home gardening, and backyard food production, gets underway this month. Learn from University of Illinois Extension horticulture experts from the comfort of your home computer! These classes are live so you can ask questions of the presenters. The first session...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
On Saturday, April 29, 2017 the Jo Daviess County Master Gardener's will be holding their annual Spring Break Gardening event from 9 a.m. to noon at the Elizabeth Community Building (HWY 20 W Elizabeth, IL). Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required to attend. To register or for more information on this program call us at 815-858-2273 or visit us online at web.e...
Monday, February 20, 2017
University of Illinois Extension is pleased to announce that Backyard Apple Tree School is coming to Rockford, IL on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 1-4 PM at the Rockford Public Library East Branch. This program will be taught by University of Illinois Extension Educators Grant McCarty and Bruce Black. Backyard Apple Tree School is for new growers and homeowners and wil...
Monday, February 6, 2017
University of Illinois Extension welcomes spring at its 40th annual garden day, Gardening for Food, Flowers & Fun. This one-day event offers inspiration, ideas, and innovation for area gardeners. U of I Extension educators, Master Gardeners, and other plant experts will present a variety of education sessions and hands-on workshops. Gardening for Food, Flowers & Fun is on Saturd...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
For those of us that enjoy plants and gardening, winter can seem long and boring. Cabin fever sets in while our mailboxes fill up with seed catalogs and our minds drift to plans for the coming growing season. If you are looking for a good excuse to get out of the house and be with other garden enthusiasts join the University of Illinois Extension at the 20 th annual Joys of Garden...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Team announces the Winter 2017 schedule for the Four-Seasons Gardening Webinar Series. The Four Seasons Gardening programs focus on environmental stewardship, home gardening, and backyard food production, and will begin again this month. Programs include: Seed Starting - January 31 at 1:30 pm...
Thursday, January 5, 2017
University of Illinois Extension Local Foods and Small Farms Educator Grant McCarty will teach Apple tree pruning on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Jo Daviess County Extension Office, 204 Vine St., Elizabeth, IL 61028. You may have inherited property that has a number of mature apple trees. You may also have ignored and neglected your apple trees for a num...
Monday, November 21, 2016
Join University of Illinois Extension for their annual Horticulture for the Holidays workshop! Participants will participate in a make-and-take workshop that demonstrates how to incorporate the garden into seasonal celebrations and gift giving. Samantha Burbach, University of Illinois Extension Program Coordinator, will present Evergreen Wreaths . The smell of fresh evergreens g...