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Chicago Urban Gardening

The day to day experiences of a University of Illinois Extension Urban Horticulture Educator in Chicago, Illinois
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Extension Demo Gardens at the AG School

Posted by Ron Wolford -

With the help of Master Gardeners and students, we maintain a series of flower and vegetable garden beds at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences outside of the Extension office at 3807 West 111th Street. These pictures were taken on June 15. Each week I will update these pictures....

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Attend a County Fair

Posted by Ron Wolford -

When I was growing up in Peoria, Illinois, one of the highlights of my summer was going to the Heart of Illinois Fair . I especially liked seeing all the cows, chickens, pigs, horses and other animals on display. During the summer many counties in the Illinois will hold count...

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Ant Road Repairs

Posted by Ron Wolford -

I saw an interesting article on the BBC web site about army ants who used thier own bodies to plug holes in their trails. The ants alo figured out which ant was the best fit to plug the hole....

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