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Root for your favorite native plant in Rain Garden Rumble playoff
URBANA, Ill. — It’s plant versus plant in the return of the Rain Garden Rumble that pits native flowers against each other in a friendly competition to take home the 2024 title. This March, get to know 28 plants native to Illinois by building a bracket and voting for your favorites in the annual...
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Youth learn about careers and life skills
University of Illinois Extension invites you to participate in the upcoming Career Explorers: An Introduction to Career Paths and Life Skills at the Graves-Hume Public Library in Mendota. This program is for youth ages 8-12 who are interested in planning their futures. Career...
(left to right): Albie Hartman, Addy Thomas, Payton Frueh, Gabby Carden, and Gretchen Carden.
Bureau County 4-H Takes on Illinois 4-H Horse Judging Contest
GALVA, Ill. - In Galva, Illinois, young participants from across the state showcased their expertise in equine studies at the Illinois 4-H State Horse Judging Contest held on February 17 at the Black Hawk College East Campus. During this competition, young participants assess six classes...
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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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