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We are seeking a SNAP-Ed Educator! A SNAP-Ed Educator provides educational leadership for nutrition and wellness program delivery in Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties. This will remain open until the position is filled. A master's degree is required. EEO Employer

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Upcoming Gardening Events

Be sure to check out the Master Gardener section under Local Programs. We have in-person gardening workshops in DeKalb and Ogle Counties and many webinars starting soon. Be sure to register!
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How to freeze produce for maximum freshness
Spring is right around the corner, and summer gardens will be bursting with produce in no time. You can enjoy your summer flavors year-round by preserving your fresh produce now. Home food preservation continues to be a favorite by many. And by knowing and understanding a few basics, you can...
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Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference to be held in Freeport
Make plans to attend the Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference scheduled for March 2, 2024, in Freeport, Illinois, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The conference is designed specifically for forest landowners in the Midwest, but forestry professionals, consultants, volunteers, Master...
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Exciting Gardening Workshop Returns to Dixon: Ready…Set…Grow…
Dixon, Ill.- Calling all gardening enthusiasts! University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners are thrilled to announce the return of Ready…Set…Grow…, an engaging gardening workshop set to take place on March 23, 2024, at the Loveland Community House in Dixon. ...
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Cutting back branches leaves trees with healthier outlook
URBANA, Ill. — To stay healthy, sometimes trees need a little help in the form of a trim. Pruning is an essential maintenance activity to promote tree health, safety, and aesthetics. Since trees are large, long-living plants in our landscape, pruning throughout the life of a tree can have a...

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