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Read article: Branching Out: Launch your book journey into the world of trees
Branching Out: Launch your book journey into the world of trees
Are you curious about trees, their hidden stories, their ecological significance, and how they shape our world? If so, join us as we start our 2024...
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Read article: Engage your senses with a vibrant sensory garden
Engage your senses with a vibrant sensory garden
A sensory garden is not only a feast for the eyes but also for your nose, touch, taste buds, and ears. They are perfect for schools, healthcare...
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Read article: Grow A Row 2023: Donating fresh produce to food banks
Grow A Row 2023: Donating fresh produce to food banks
The Grow A Row initiative aims to give back to Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford communities by providing fresh produce to food banks, pantries, and...
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Read article: Local Master Gardeners honored for outstanding work
Local Master Gardeners honored for outstanding work
The 2023 Annual Master Gardener State Conference, held at the East Peoria Convention Center, honored thirteen Extension Master Gardeners and one team...

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McHenry County Farm Stroll 2023
McHenry County Farm Stroll 2023 Offers Tours of 11 Family-Owned Small Farms and McHenry County College Student Farm Woodstock, Ill. – Come out for an autumn day in the country! On Sunday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., McHenry County will host its annual Farm Stroll, a free self-...
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Enjoy nature during tree identification walks at Riverside Park
Enjoy nature during tree identification walks at Riverside Park MURPHYSBORO, Ill. –Did you know 14 different tree species can be found at Riverside Park in Murphysboro? Explore them all during a series of tree identification walks in May, June, and October. Join...
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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. This year,...
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Discover Culinary Delights with Cooking Classes at Local Libraries
Thomson Library and Mt. Carroll Library are delighted to present a delectable series of cooking classes hosted by Master Gardener Nancy Gmitro from Carroll County Master Gardeners. Embrace the joys of Cooking with Vegetables and unlock the secrets of creating savory dishes with Spinach and...