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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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Posted by Monica David -
Top Six Reasons to Attend the 2015 Master Gardener/Master Naturalist Conference! Summer is rapidly disappearing and the conference is only 7 weeks away- time to register and get your hotel room reserved asap! 1. Really Informative Tours- There are still spaces available on 3 tours. Full day Tour 1 will give you a great chance to view MG/MN...

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2015 Illinois Master Gardener Conference Registration Now Open

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Master Gardeners of Madison, Monroe and St. Clair Counties invite you to join them for exciting tours and great classes at the 2015 state conference. The conference will be held September 17 to 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn-Regency Conference Center in O'Fallon, Illinois. KEYNOTE-September 18: The keynote speaker is the internationally know...

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Kids in Will County Learn About Gardening and Nutrition

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Kids in Will County are learning about nature and nutrition thanks to the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners. Recently 267 kids celebrated the ribbon cutting day at one site and then worked to install their garden soon after. The children are aged Kindergarten thru 8 th grade. They learn about gardening and healthy eating through the use of the Junior Master Gardener cu...

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Marshall Putnam Master Gardeners Lead Healthy Gardening Project

Posted by Monica David -
Although growing your own vegetables saves you money in the long run, the up-front cost can be expensive. This fact hit home for Barb Dahlbach of Toluca when her adult daughter gave a simple request. "All she wanted for her birthday was containers, soil and plants so she can feed her daughter to be healthy," Dahlbach said. "She can't be the only one in that predicament." Dahlbach, a Master Gard...

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Plant a Row for the Hungry Garden at the Rock River Valley Pantry in Winnebago County

Posted by Monica David -
The Plant-A-Row garden at the Rock River Valley Pantry, funded in part by a State Master Gardener Mini-Grant, is serves the clients of the pantry. It is a bright and productive spot located in a somber area of Rockford. The pantry building itself is freshly painted with rose bushes in the front, from the previous occupant, and some perennial flowers. Surrounding the pantry are vacant lots and e...

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Is It Okay To Bring Plant Material Home From My Travel Abroad?

Posted by Monica David -
Gardeners traveling abroad often inquire about whether it is ok to bring seeds or plants back from their trip. US Government regulations mandate that plant materials (including seeds) are required to be inspected and issued a phytosanitary certificate by the country of origin BEFORE they can be brought into the US. These items should also be declared on the customs form that is required for ree...

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