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Michelle Obama Visits Gary Comer Youth Center and Rooftop Gardens

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Away from the clamor of protesters and the glitter of a city dressed up for the NATO summit, first lady Michelle Obama and the spouses of foreign heads of state spent an afternoon on the South Side, less than a mile from the neighborhood where she grew up. They dined on salad made with Tuscan kale and chives from a rooftop garden at the Gary Comer Youth Center. Culinary students he...

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Pest Management for the Home Landscape Released

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Homeowners and landscape professionals have a new resource to help them deal with pests inside and outside the home. Pest Management for the Home Landscape , created by University of Illinois Extension specialists, includes information on how to manage insects, weeds, and plant diseases in the yard, garden, and home. " Pest Management for the Home Landscape is a handy re...

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Education Classes at Morton Arboretum

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MONITORING AND MANAGING INSECT PESTS Donna Danielson, Arboretum Instructor Learn the life cycles, signs and symptoms, and methods of control for the most common insects in our landscapes. Get up-to-date information on easy, le...

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EAB in Illinois Update

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Emerald Ash Borer Updates for Illinois Emerald ash borer was found in three new counties from last fall into this spring. These include rural Farmer City in DeWitt County in September, in Fairbury and at the rest area near Pontiac in Livingston County in February, and in northern Decatur in Macon County in April. The Decatur location is near rail lines. Emerald ash borer adults h...

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New Invasive Plant Atlas Released

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Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States Released! Non-native invasive species are organisms that have been introduced by humans either purposely or by accident and that have become serious environmental pests. One reason for their success as pests is that they are typically introduced without the array of associated natural controls (herbivores, parasites, pathogens, predators)...

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2012 Master Gardener Conference Registration now open

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Join us on September 6-8 2012 Illinois Master Gardener Conference Holiday Inn Crystal Lake Conference Center, Crystal Lake IL The University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners from McHenry and Lake Counties invite you to join us at the 2012 Illinois Master Gardener Conference. These volunteers have chosen "Our Common Ground" as a theme- so join fellow...

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