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- Getting Started with Cottage Food: New Law, New Foods, New Businesses
Register by February 18, 2019
- Forest Health of Woody Plants
Register by February 26, 2019
- Spring Fling
Register by March 8, 2019
- FSPCA Preventative Controls for Human Food Training - JEFFERSON COUNTY
Register by March 29, 2019
Read the Latest News
- Gardener's Corner
Four seasons of gardening information.
- Illinois Fruit and Vegetable News
A newsletter on the production of fruit and vegetable crops in Illinois.
Newsletter from the State Master Gardener's Office
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
University of Illinois Extension
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Bulbs & More
Bulbs & More teaches you all about selecting, planting and landscaping with bulbs.
Composting for the Homeowner
This site gives an excellent indepth discussion of the science of composting, why it is important to compost, how to build a compost pile, and materials needed for composting.
A helpful monthly guide to know what to do in your garden.
University of Illinois Plant Clinic
Let us help with your plant problems. We do plant and insect identification, diagnosis of disease, insect, weed and chemical injury (chemical injury on field crops only), nematode assays, and help with nutrient related problems, as well as recommendations involving these diagnoses.
Pumpkins & More
You can learn about U-pick pumpkin farms, pumpkin nutrition, varieties & selection, and fun activities for children.
Looking for a spot of color or unusual foliage in your garden? Fabulous Foliage offers many valuable suggestions.
Local Resources and Information
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