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Lake and McHenry Counties

Lake County Extension Foundation

The Lake County Extension Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity.

Local Food Purchasing Assistance

Are you a grower that identifies as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, female, disabled, a veteran, or has farmed for less than 10 years? Illinois has $28M to buy food at fair market value from YOU! Products will be distributed for free to local communities in need.

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Holiday's announcement
During the Holiday Season, the
Lake & McHenry County Extension Offices will be closed Dec. 22, 2023-Jan.1, 2024
Happy Holidays From the Extension Staff!
The Great Seed Event
Seeds - Demos - Seeds - Activities
Books - Seeds - Plants - Seeds - Tools
Seeds - Fun - Seeds
February 3, 2024 10-2 pm
McHenry County College

Announcements & Highlights

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"Hold That Thought" Event to Address Everyday Forgetfulness

The program seeks to equip participants with practical strategies to combat everyday memory challenges, aiding in improving their daily life quality. It's an open invitation for community members of all ages to learn, engage, and understand more about their cognitive health.

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Read more about building a culture of composting in greater Chicagoland

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