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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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University of Illinois Herb Day: January 19

Posted by Ron Wolford -

URBANA – The featured speakers for University of Illinois Herb Day are both informative and entertaining, according to a U of I Extension herb specialist. The event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center near Lincoln Avenue and I-7...

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Kid with Christmas Tree

A Few Interesting Facts about Christmas Trees

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Take a moment from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season to learn a few interesting facts about Christmas trees. Thomas Edison's assistant, Edward Johnson, came up with the idea of electric lights for Christmas trees in 1882. Christmas tree lights were first mass-produced in 1890. The tradition of an official Chicago Christmas tree was initiated in 1913 when one was first...

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