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Gardening Videos

Starting a Garden: Seed Starting Basics


Are you new to starting your own vegetable garden seeds? Doing it yourself can save you money and get you involved with the food you eat from seed to harvest. In this video, Illinois Extension horticulture educator Chris Enroth demonstrates seed starting while at home during the...

Themed Gardens: Design with Kids in Mind


Foster the love of gardening with the youth in your life by creating theme gardens. Join Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator Brittnay Haag as she shares ideas and tips for creating a special place for your young, hands-on learner to grow, explore, and be creative. Whether it’...

Youth Gardening: Back Pocket Lessons


Learn some quick, easy, and highly engaging garden activities that require minimal preparation that can be used by anyone who works with youth! Horticulture Extension educator Brittnay Haag discusses simple and fun ways to get youth engaged in gardening.

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...

Equitable Green Infrastructure Summit Break-Out Session Wrap-Up (2020)

Carla Walker facilitates the reports out from the breakout rooms at the 2020 Equitable Green Infrastructure Summit. Breakout room topics included: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Workforce Development; Community Planning Policy and Practice; and Extension/Sea-Grant Network Development.

Green Infrastructure programs in Gary, Indiana (2020)

Brenda Scott Henry, Director of the City of Gary Office of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs

Brenda Scott Henry discusses the challenges and opportunities of implementing an equitable green infrastructure program in Gary, Indiana including methods of community engagement and...

Green Infrastructure Programs in Peoria, Illinois (2020)

Jane Gerdes, PE, City of Peoria Department of Public Works

Jane Gerdes discusses the “why” and the “how” of Peoria’s green infrastructure approach to addressing their combined sewer overflows at the 2020 Equitable Green Infrastructure Summit.