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Planting day for Schuyler County youth gardeners.
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Schuyler County Junior Master Gardeners Learn about Gardening

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Worms, fairy gardens, a butterfly habitat, stepping stones and living tunnels were used to WOW a new group of Junior Master Gardeners in Schuyler County. Master Gardeners met in the Community Garden with 14 youth for six weekly sessions. The Master Gardener Mini Grant was used to purchase worms for vermicomposting, WOW seeds (including swan gourds, wee bee little pumpkins, yard long beans, sunf...

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DuPage- Japanese beetle control at Loves and Fishes garden
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DuPage County Master Gardeners Feed the Hungry through Community Gardens

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DuPage County – Community Gardening Master Gardeners in DuPage County would like to thank the State MG Advisory Board for the much appreciated support. We had a very successful year and were able to donate almost 6,000 pounds of fresh produce to local food pantries from our 3 community garden locations: The Heritage Garden in Downers Grove, Loaves & Fishes Garden in...

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Site of McKinley Park Community Garden before planting.
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Cook County Master Gardeners Build McKinley Park Community Garden

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In January 2013 a group of passionate neighbors on the near southwest side of Chicago had big dreams for a new community garden in our neighborhood. All we had was an empty lot—and a lot of work ahead to make it happen. Thanks in large part to the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener program mini-grant, the McKinley Park Community Garden raised enough money to break groun...

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