Adventures Await! Celebrate National 4-H Week
Join 7 million 4-H members around the world in celebrating National 4-H Week on October 4 through October 10. Illinois is using the theme “Adventures Await” because that’s just what happens when you join 4-H… ADVENTURE!
McHenry County Farm Stroll 2015
Al VanMaren of Al’s Pacas talks about their care at the 2015 McHenry County Farm Stroll.
Master Gardener State Conference 2015
Outstanding Master Gardener Award recipients from State Conference last week. Left to Right: State Coordinator, Monica David, recipients Marianne Zito, Jan Jetel, Bonnie Altenburg, and McHenry County,Horticulture, Program Coordinator Brenda Dahlfors.
The Monarch Butterfly
Male monarchs have the 2 dots on the lower wings, and the female has thicker veins....fun fact!
With harvest in full swing, are your children asking what those "big machines" are in the field? Here is a great interactive website to teach your children about corn, combines, harvest, and much more!
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Illinois Nutrition Education Program (INEP)
Let kids be produce pickers! Help them pick out fruits and veggies at the store or market.
Summer Learn & Grow
Check out the pumpkin that's growing in the Summer Learn and Grow garden at Calvary Presbyterian Church.
What is MyPlate? MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image -- a place setting for a meal. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl.
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"Disasters are like pop quizzes—most often they are unpredictable.” September is National Preparedness Month, and U of I Extension has partnered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in this annual campaign to reach out to communities.
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