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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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Flower Show Returns to Navy Pier in 2009

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Mayor Richard M. Daley was pleased to join officials with the M...

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Prevent West Nile Virus: Use Insect Repellents

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With our recent rains, mosquitoes are sure to follow. Remember West Nile Virus can be transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. Battle mosquitoes with insect repellents . For More Information >>>...

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Marketmaker Website Helps Buyers in Search of Safe Tomatoes

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A recent national Salmonella outbreak in some tomato varieties has sent grocery stores, restaurants and tomato product producers scrambling to find sources. One place they've been able to connect with tomato growers is through the MarketMaker website . "The local tom...

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Extension Flood Fact Sheets

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To help victims of the recent flooding in Illinois and Iowa , the University of Illinois Extension has a number of fact sheets available for flood victims with tips about cleanup an...

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Chicago Park District Limits Pesticide Use

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Each spring, park patrons may see dandelions growing in their neighborhood parks throughout Chicago, signifying a healthy, chemical-free park. The Chicago Park District is partnering with the Department of Environmen...

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Biodiversity Project Job Openings

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Hello! The Biodiversity Project, now located in Chicago Illinois, is hiring. Please find attached the three job postings. The job titles and job descriptions are: Director of Communications Great Lakes Program Manager...

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Anthracnose of Shade Trees

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Spring weather promotes growth of trees, flowers, and lawns, but also spurs many diseases that attack the plants, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. "None of these diseases is probably more noticeable and frustrating than shade tree...

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Tomato: Blossom-End Rot

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Blossom-end rot is a summer disease very common in tomatoes and fruit vegetables such as peppers, eggplant, and sometimes melons and summer squash, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. "It is a non-pathogenic disease, a physiological disorder," said Maurice Ogutu. "It is a symptom o...

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