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The big Wasps of summer

Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

CSA Week 4: Kohlrabi's Back!

Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 | Blog: Know How, Know More | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers and Community

Baking Cookies for Exhibit

Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 | Blog: Be Smart, Eat Well, Get Healthy | Category: Nutrition & Wellness

It's OK to blame the weather some more

Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

It's OK to blame the weather some more

Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 | Blog: Down the Garden Path | Category: Horticulture

A Look at Nectarines

Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Plant Propagation Workshop at Sarah's Garden on July 28

Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Beyond Honeybees - Pollinator Diversity

Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Blog: Good Growing | Category: Horticulture
Keeping you growing with good ideas

Hosta Slugs

Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Mustard Seed to Plate

Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Blog: Healthy Eats and Repeat | Category: Nutrition
Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle

The mystery lurking under the pond turns radiant

Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | Blog: Northwest Illinois Horticulture Corner | Category:
In the far Northwest Corner of Illinois, gardening is a very popular pastime! Get your info here!

Help Your Child Be a Good Financial Manager

Posted: Sunday, July 8, 2018 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer Economics
Saving and investing your money

CSA Week 3: Corn

Posted: Sunday, July 8, 2018 | Blog: Know How, Know More | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers and Community

To Spray or Not To Spray in the Garden

Posted: Saturday, July 7, 2018 | Blog: Northwest Illinois Horticulture Corner | Category:
In the far Northwest Corner of Illinois, gardening is a very popular pastime! Get your info here!

Growing plants to attract insect predators

Posted: Friday, July 6, 2018 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

The Dangers of Sun Tea

Posted: Thursday, July 5, 2018 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

The Dark Side of Nature: Natural does not equal safe

Posted: Monday, July 2, 2018 | Blog: Good Growing | Category: Horticulture
Keeping you growing with good ideas

Comparing Spring vs. Fall Calving

Posted: Monday, July 2, 2018 | Blog: The Cattle Connection | Category: Agriculture
The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

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  • the ABCs of school nutritionThe ABCs of School Nutrition Program supports school nutrition programs by providing training, resources, and tailored technical assistance to Illinois school nutrition professionals. On our blog, you'll find a variety success stories from schools around Illinois who have worked with us on Smarter Lunchroom initiatives, Breakfast After the Bell, and more! We also highlight School Nutrition Heroes who are committed to serving healthy meals and our winning Meal of the Month photo contest entries. To navigate, feel free to scroll through the posts, or narrow it down by selecting relevant categories (displayed on the right side of the page). Have a question? Choose the "ASK A SCHOOL NUTRITION QUESTION" category to get to the pinned post.
  • Let's Eat for HealthEasy, Family-Friendly Nutrition Tips for Any Budget
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  • Simply Nutritious, Quick and DeliciousJenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

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