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Prairies to Perennials

An almanac of all things that grow in Lincoln's backyard.
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Wetlands- Master Naturalist Summit

Explore the opportunities that the University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalist volunteer program has to offer. Master Naturalist summit, for current volunteers and those with an interest in the program, will be held on Saturday, June 4, from 9am to Noon at Nipper Wildlife Sanctuary, Loami, Illinois. The event is free and open to the public. This is an opportunity for the public...

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Harvesting Rhubarb and Asparagus

What's new with the Small Fruits and Vegetable Gardens located at the University of Illinois Extension office located at 700 S. Airport Drive in Springfield? The asparagus has been harvested for several weeks.  Soon it will be time to let the plants rest for the season.  For more information on growing and harvesting Asparagus, ...

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Extension office garden to include native plants

Posted by Jennifer Fishburn -

You will notice something new at the University of Illinois Extension office located at 700 S. Airport Drive in Springfield, Illinois. On May 18 th , 2016, while working the Master Gardener Help Desk, which researches and helps the public with their gardening questions, a lot of activity was going on outside. What was it you ask? A crew of Master Gardener and Ma...

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Dividing Perennials

Posted by Jennifer Fishburn -

This spring, University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener volunteers will provide programs in the Master Gardener demonstration gardens. Thursday, May 19, at 5:30 pm, volunteers will demonstrate "Dividing Perennials." Demonstration will include information on how to divide various perennials including ornamental grasses and mums. Presentations will last appr...

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Container Gardening Program

University of Illinois Extension and Dana-Thomas House are partnering to offer a Container Gardening program on Thursday, May 19, from 5:30 to 7 pm. Join local container gardening experts Mark and Lori McWilliams, and Karen Grant at the Dana Thomas House for an opportunity to learn all the tips for success whether in every day containers to the most famous planters in Springfield. Obser...

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