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Feed People First

A few weeks ago we talked a bit about the less than perfect produce that is naturally occurring in our gardens. Although it may not be perfect, it is edible and nutritious! Last weekend at the Farmer's Market I was pleased to see large boxes of "ugly" green beans being sold for $10. Hmm…a whole box for $10 or $4/lb...

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Another reason to love daylilies

Recently I presented a program with a colleague about using edibles in the landscape. Eating out of your landscape can challenge your definition of "ornamental" versus "edible" plant. One of my favorite ways is to use plants traditionally relegated to the vegetable garden as members of the flower or ornamental garden. Many vegetable plants are attractive in their own right; we j...

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Fields of Wheat

Wheat is growing here in Piatt County! A group of 4-H kids joined UI Extension on a farm tour all about wheat. For all the different products wheat is used in, the visit to a wheat field and elevator was a great opportunity to explore local wheat....

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