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Chicago Master Gardener

A blog for Chicago Master Gardeners providing information on volunteer opportunities, training, workshops and resources.

Mums, Moonlight & Martinis

Posted by Ron Wolford -

On Friday, Nov. 11, The Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory (FOPCON) will present "Mums, Moonlight & Martinis" starring the Conservatory's collection of heirloom chrysanthemums, from 7-10 p.m. Three different botanically themed martinis will be available at a cash bar, along with a selection of desserts and soft drinks. Admission is $10 for FOPCON members; $15 for the general pub...

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Sixth Annual Scotts Give Back to Grow Awards Kick Off

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Nominations Are Now Being Accepted, So Get Growing MARYSVILLE, Ohio – In recent years, the number of Americans who garden has increased by thirty percent. Today, that number has reached nearly 80 million*, and many of these individuals are transforming their communities into stronger, safer and more beautiful places. To recognize extraordinary gardeners nationwide who are making a...

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Chicago Master Gardener Monthly Meeting

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 Garfield Park Conservatory Community Room 6:30PM - Potluck 7:00PM - Guest Speaker - Beth Botts 8:00PM - Announcements - Nancy Kreith Our speaker this month is Beth Botts, a garden writer for the Chicago Tribune's Sunday Home and Garden Section. Beth completed her Master Gardener training in 2004. She will be talking about her own career path, some...

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Volunteer Opportunities

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital Rooftop Garden Tuesday, October 25th - 1PM to 5PM. 1401 South California - California and Ogden. Parking is available on the SW side of the building in a pay parking lot. Call or email Nancy Kreith so you can be put on the guest list for the parking lot....

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Welcome Chicago Master Gardeners

Posted by Ron Wolford -

I decided to start this blog in order to get information to Chicago Master Gardeners in a fast and efficient manner. If anyone has any suggestions for the blog, please email me or leave a comment. I want to announce that I have asked my Academic Hourly, Nancy Kreith to take over some of the coordination responsibilities of the Chicago Ma...

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