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The day to day experiences of a University of Illinois Extension Urban Horticulture Educator in Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago Urban Gardening Blog Website of the Day: My Chicago Botanic Garden

Today's Chicago Urban Gardening Blog Website of the Day: My Chicago Botanic Garden. The My Chicago Botanic Garden blog explores the many facets of the Garden through timely and relevant posts from their plant scientists, community gardeners, educators, horticulturists and occasional guests. The first-person accounts provide seasonal gardening tips, sug...

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Chicago Urban Gardening Blog: Website of the Day: Cornell's Growing Guides for 58 Vegetables

Today's Website of the Day is Cornell's Growing Guides for 58 Vegetables f rom Artichokes to Zucchini. Each vegetable profile contains a detailed description and growing instructions, site and soil requirements, recommended varieties, and solutions for managing pests and diseases. This website is a great resource for both the new and experienced gardener....

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Chicago Urban Gardening Blog: Website of the Day: The Great Plant Escape

When I started almost 35 years with the University of Illinois Extension there were no computers, no fax machines, no copiers, no cellphones and no internet. This has given me a perspective concerning technology that some of my younger colleagues may not have. I have always been intrigued by technology. When I was 10 years old I used to listen to flag...

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A Couple of Reliable Gardening Resources

I just finished the February Garden Calenda r for the University of Illinois Extension website. I have b...

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