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Self Help Garden Club Teaches Adults About Healthy Eating

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University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners from Whiteside County recently won a 2015 state teamwork award for their "Self Help Garden Club".  This project serves developmentally disabled adults at the Self Help Enterprises in Sterling Illinois. The goals of the projects were to educate club members on food production and to increase their awareness of healthy eating. In 2013, th...

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Trees are Terrific Programs Educate Youth in South Suburban Cook County

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Eight Master Gardeners from the Cook South Suburban Extension office contributed 272.5 volunteer hours presenting 23 "Trees are Terrific" Arbor Day programs from 2009 through 2014. The volunteers adapted the Extension website "Trees are Terrific" to become a face-to-face and hands-on program for pre-K through 1 st grade at nine separate schools. This program introduced the schools to...

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Lake County Master Gardeners Receive International Award for their Rain Garden Living Lab

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Master Gardeners in Lake County Illinois received a second place International Search for Excellence Award for their Rain Garden Living Laboratory. The volunteers were recognized at the International Master Gardener conference in Iowa in September, 2015 and presented a poster on the project. The Rain Garden Living Laboratory is a unique joint project between Lake County government and t...

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Macon County Team of Master Gardeners Honored with 2015 International Award

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Macon County Master Gardeners Richard Zerfowski, Sandy Shriver and a team of 18 other Master Gardeners won the 2015 International Master Gardener Search for Excellence Award in the workshop category. The International Master Gardener Search for Excellence Awards are presented only every other year with categories in youth programs, demonstration gardens, workshop or presentation, innov...

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McClean County Master Gardeners win International SFE Award

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The Search for Excellence program (SFE) is the recognition program for Master Gardener volunteers throughout the USA and Canada. SFE has seven categories in which Master Gardeners can demonstrate their outstanding contributions to their communities. University of Illinois Extension McLean County Master Gardeners have been awarded second place in the Innovative Project category and were...

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Survey

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Got bugs? Are stink bugs causing problems for you at your home or business? The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) IPM Working Group would like to hear from you to learn more about the problems caused by BMSB and how you are tackling them via this survey....

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DuPage and Kane County Master Gardeners Give Tours at Ball Horticulture

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Ball Horticulture is a huge supporter of Master Gardeners- not only in Illinois but across the United States. The volunteers appreciate the educational opportunities provided by Ball and also the chance to make a contribution by volunteering for Ball Hort. Master Gardeners from both Kane and DuPage Counties in Illinois have a great partnership with Ball Hort and frequently give tours o...

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