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Master Gardeners in Onarga, IL. Work with Youth from the Onarga Academy

The East Central Illinois town of Onarga is the home of a forward thinking educational institution – the Onarga Academy. Here troubled adolescent boys from all over the country stay in a homelike environment where they can further their education and treatment with behavioral and emotional problems. Among the many rich and varied programs designed to enable these young people to improve themsel...

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Posted by Monica David at 10:51AM on 4/3/2014
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The Junior Master Gardeners at the Peace Garden in Ogle County.

Ogle County Master Gardeners Work with Youth in the Peace Garden

The Peace Garden, created and designed by Ogle County Master Gardeners, is located at the Ogle County Fairgrounds. It has become an educational destination in our county. The garden was given its name because of the shape - it looks like a peace symbol with the path that runs through it....

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Posted by Monica David at 10:18AM on 3/13/2014
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Monroe County JMG Campers Grow Produce for Seniors

The Monroe County Junior Master Gardener Camp, which is available to youth ages 9-14 years, broadens their knowledge of horticulture and the environment, stresses the importance of understanding and following instructions, develops an ability to work with people of different ages, and provides community service to area senior citizens.  We acquired an abandoned nature garden, measurin...

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Posted by Monica David at 9:09AM on 2/19/2014
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The indoor conservatory at Longwood Gardens.

Think Spring- Sign up for a Garden Trip

Are you tired of the below zero temperatures, howling winds and frequent snow showers?   Then planning a garden trip might be just the answer. Horticulturist Mark Dwyer from the Janesville Wisconsin Rotary Garden will lead an exciting trip to the "Gardens of America" on August 15-24, 2014.  The trip begins with a private tour of the New York Botanical Gardens including the Nolen Greenh...

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Posted by Monica David at 9:09AM on 1/29/2014
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Students measure damage to a tree trunk caused by Emerald Ash Borer (picture credit-C. Flower)

Emerald Ash Borer May Have Met Its Match

Woodpeckers find emerald ash borers a handy food source and may slow the spread of this noxious pest, even ultimately controlling it, suggest researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Their findings are published online in the journal Forest Ecology and Management. "In 2006 we started establishing observation plots across Ohio and into Michigan so that we could follo...

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Posted by Monica David at 11:35AM on 1/7/2014
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THE ILLINOIS BIG TREE REGISTRY

History of the Illinois Big Tree Register The Illinois Big Tree Register (IBTR) was established in 1962 as a citizen outreach program in order to discover, record, recognize and appreciate the largest native tree species here in the Prairie State. For over 50 years years, the IBTR has spawned a generation of big tree hunters and big tree aficionados who relish the opportunity and bask...

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Posted by Monica David at 8:21AM on 12/4/2013
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DPCC Bird Feeders January 5  2012

DuPage County Master Gardeners win International Search for Excellence Award

University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners from DuPage County received an International Search for Excellence (SFE) award on September 7 at the International Master Gardener Conference. Twenty projects from Master Gardener programs across the United States and Canada received these honors. The SFE program recognizes outstanding Master Gardener projects which truly make a difference to commu...

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Posted by Monica David at 9:15AM on 9/25/2013
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