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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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Southsider Awarded Chicago Community Gardener of the Year

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Chicago community gardeners and members of organizations that support them gathered Saturday, November 10 to honor Enrique Gonzalez of Hoxie Prairie Garden , this year's GreenNet Chicago Community Gardener of the Year. Enrique not only worked tirelessly in the garden but is recruiting and organizing a new generation of gardeners to ensure the strength of the garden for...

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Tulip Bulbs

Master Gardener Beth Botts Wins Writing Award

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The Garden Writers of America for 25 years has conducted an annual awards program for talent and products published in the field of garden communications. The purpose of the program is to provide recognition for the vast talents of the GWA membership in the area of writing, photography, graphic design, illustration and electronic media such as radio,...

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Midwest Organic Production and Marketing Conference

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Formerly the Illinois Organic Production Conference, we've now expanded! Welcome to the Midwest Organic Production and Marketing Conference and Trade Show. This event offers practical, science- and farmer-based information and extensive networking opportunities for those interested in organic food and farming. The conference will be held in the Illini Unio...

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Garden in winter

Season Extension Workshop

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Grow Vegetables in Chicago ALL YEAR LONG! SEASON EXTENSION WORKSHOP John Biernbaum, PhD Professor of Plant and Soil Sciences at Michigan State University & Director of the Student Organic Farm: A FOUR SEASON farm run by students in East Lansing, MI November 17, 2007 (Saturday) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chicago Center for Green Technology 445 N...

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Mayor Daley's 2007 Landscape Awards

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Today Nancy Kreith and I attended the Mayor Daley's 2007 Landscape Awards at Garfield Park Conservatory . This event...

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The Message Bean

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Here is something new-a Message Bean. A Message Bean is a can of soil with a bean seed in it that when it is watered the bean will emerge with a message burned into the seed like "love," "good luck," "happy birthday" and coming soon, "Happy Holidays"....

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