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Laurie George
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
University of Illinois Extension
4618 Broadway
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-242-0780
FAX: 618-242-0781



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  • Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
    Find the right shrub for your home landscape at Selecting Shrubs for Your Home.
  • 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.
  • Garden Calendar
    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.
  • Fabulous Foliage
    Looking for a spot of color or unusual foliage in your garden? Fabulous Foliage offers many valuable suggestions.
  • Raspberries & More
    Learn about varieties & selection, how to plant, and where to find nurseries and U-pick farms.
  • Selecting Trees for Your Home
    Find the right tree for your home landscape at Selecting Trees for Your Home.

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