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Calling all green thumbs!

Do you love gardening and are passionate about sharing your knowledge with others? Do you live in Ford, Iroquois, or Vermilion County? If so, we encourage you to join the University of Illinois Master Gardeners!

The Ford and Iroquois Counties and Vermilion County Extension Offices will offer Online Master Gardener Training Classes in January 2024. Registration is open until January 8, 2024. The cost is $300 and includes all course materials, including a wonderful manual written by University of Illinois Educators. Need-based financial assistance is available.

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Bloom in the winter with gift of amaryllis bulb kit
URBANA, Ill. — The gift of gardening is an experience anyone can appreciate this holiday season. Take the stress out of shopping this holiday season and give a blooming amaryllis kit that brings the beauty of nature indoors. Poinsettias are beautiful, popular holiday plants, but the gift...
Growing Great Vegetables
Dig in with confidence with spring vegetable gardening workshops
URBANA, Ill. — Growing a vegetable garden takes work, but sometimes the hardest part is knowing where to start. Grow with confidence this spring with Growing Great Vegetables, a five-week webinar series from University of Illinois Extension that explores everything from seeds and soil to a...
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New Funding, New Brand: I-Regen
URBANA, Ill. — The Illinois Regenerative Agriculture Initiative (IRAI) marks the successful completion of its first three years with a new name: I-Regen. The name change reflects an ongoing...
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Getting agriculture carbon market questions answered
URBANA, Ill. — When looking to adopt new agricultural practices, it is helpful to hear about experiences from neighbors and locate resources to answer questions. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois...

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