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Read article: Spring Gardening: When is the best time to get started
Spring Gardening: When is the best time to get started
By Ella Maxwell, Extension Master Gardener serving Fulton, Mason, Peoria and Tazewell counties The temperatures this spring have been up...
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Read article: Spring Forward with a Plant-Based Diet!
Spring Forward with a Plant-Based Diet!
As New Year’s resolutions start to fade and the approach of summer suddenly comes into view, it is easy to get discouraged with trying to eat...
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Read article: New Hardiness Zone Map changed some of our local zones
New Hardiness Zone Map changed some of our local zones
The USDA Hardiness Zone Map has been updated to reflect temperature data collected over the last 30 years. This new map version used GIS technology...
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Read article: Gardeners' BIG Day 2024 is a great place to learn for gardeners of all experience levels
Gardeners' BIG Day 2024 is a great place to learn for gardeners of all experience levels
Join us for the 21st Gardener’s Big Day 9 am to 4:30 pm on April 13, 2024 at Spoon River College in Canton, IL. Registration begins February 1, 2024...

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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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Grow and give back through the Giving Garden program
Bloomington, IL – Healthy communities grow with community support. Let the harvest of your garden contribute to the health of your community this summer. Offering garden vegetables is a source of food that ensures a neighbor facing food insecurity has access to fresh produce. An arrangement of...
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Savor the Season: Local Libraries Offer Exciting Cooking Classes
Thomson, Mt. Carroll, and Savanna Libraries are thrilled to announce the dates for April’s cooking classes led by Master Gardener Nancy Gmitro. Prepare to embark on a culinary adventure as we delve into the joys of Cooking with Vegetables, with a special focus on the versatile Asparagus....
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Safe Summer Grilling
Summer is right around the corner, and if you haven’t already gotten your grill out, you should consider doing so. Grilling is a great way to keep the kitchen cool and enjoy your favorite summer foods. One of the many benefits of grilling is that it offers endless opportunities. However, to keep...

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School and Community Gardens Learning Module

Bring the garden into the schoolyard with our online School and Community Gardens Self-Paced Learning Modules. A school garden can be many things, from a pollinator garden, to a sensory garden, or a bulb garden. Our online learning modules focus on vegetable gardening while we take you on a...

How to save your tomato seeds

Did you know you can save the seeds from your garden this year in order to plant them next year? This is an easy way to save some money and save seeds from plants that produced well. Illinois Extension Educator Chris Lueking has some tips on harvesting, drying, and storing your seed for next...

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