A Fresh Start to Summer

Tasty and healthy treats for warm weather


Youth Development

  • Our Illinois 4-H Story: Telling the stories of Illinois 4-H members, volunteers, and alumni.
  • Connection Corner: Timely information, activities, and resources to help you  stay connected to loved ones, the world around you, and yourself.


Agriculture Blogs


Community and Economic Development Blogs


Consumer Economics Blogs

  • Be Centsible:  Written by college students, for college students. Be Centsible features answers to personal finance questions. 
  • Fearless Financial Future: Research-based financial information to help us develop and maintain thoughtful and effective financial behaviors.
  • Plan Well, Retire Well: Saving and investing your money.


Family Blogs


Health Blogs

Horticulture Blogs

  • Chicago Urban Gardening: The day to day experiences of an Illinois Extension Urban Horticulture Educator in Chicago.
  • Connecting to Our Food Web: Dedicated to educational resources towards building and sustaining viable food webs and ecosystems.
  • Flowers, Fruits, and Frass: Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.
  • The Garden Scoop: Featuring seasonal tips and tricks from the horticulture team at Illinois Extension.
  • Good Growing: Keeping you growing with good ideas.
  • The Humble Gardener: At University of Illinois Extension, our volunteers are at our core. Hear their voice on this volunteer driven blog.
  • ILRiverHort: Helping new and experienced gardeners develop their skills and knowledge while encouraging everyone to enjoy the outdoors. 
  • Know How, Know More: Connecting you with your food, farmers and community.
  • Naturalist Notebook: Reviews and journal entries inspired by nature in West Central Illinois. 
  • Northwest Illinois Hort Corner: In the far Northwest Corner of Illinois, gardening is a very popular pastime! Get your info here!
  • Over the Garden Fence: Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.
  • Prairie to Perennials: An almanac of all things that grow in Lincoln's backyard.
  • Raise, Grow, Harvest, Eat, Repeat: A blog for growers, consumers, and backyard gardeners to grow, eat, and connect in the local food system.


Local Foods and Small Farms Blogs