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Growing Connection at Flower Show

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The University of Illinois Extension and the United Nation's Growing Connection program have agreed to construct a Growing Connection/Earthbox Garden display at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier. To prepare for this exhibit we need to plant 60 earthboxes immediately. Garfield Park Conservatory has generously given us space in their greenhouses for the earthboxes. The earthbox company is donating the boxes.

Nancy Kreith will be coordinating this project. She will need help from Master Gardeners on January 11, 12 and maybe the 13th putting the earthboxes together and planting them. The major task is moistening the soil for each of the boxes. She will also need Master Gardeners to water the earthboxes between now and March 9 when they will be transported to Navy Pier.

At the Flower Show we will need Master Gardeners to help set up the display and maintain it throughout the Show. Contact Nancy at 773-233-0476 or email her at

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