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Community Garden Talk March 24 –– U of I Extension News, March 8, 2017

Community Garden Talk March 24 Participating in a community garden can reward you with many benefits.  The benefits include eating more healthy locally grown produce, engaging in physical activity, skill building, beautification, socialization and more.  Community Gardens come in all shapes and forms.  Some gardens are GIFT Gardens (Growing Illinois Food Together), and the produce…

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FFA Week On Track

    As part of FFA Week 2017, Monday, February 20-Friday, February 24, Thursday was tractor day! NCHS FFA students came to school in 16 tractors, including this Case Quadtrac driven in by Alec Barnett. Awards were given out amongst the tractor driving students, including, Newest Tractor: Brayden Schnitker; Oldest Tractor: Ryan Restoff; and Cleanest Tractor:…

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Watch Out For That Tree! – Master Gardener Scoop, March 1, 2017

By Linda Summers, Master Gardener     I never thought too much about what trees might be considered hazardous until last spring.  A silver maple bordering our driveway had lost a few limbs already.  However, a strong wind tore a large branch off of the tree and carried it into the side of our car.  The…

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Winter Tree Identification Workshop Recently Held For Area Residents –– U of I Extension News, March 1, 2017

Winter Tree Identification Workshop Chris Evans, Research Forester for University of Illinois Extension recently presented a workshop on Winter Tree Identification.  The workshop had over 30 participants from Bond, Clinton, Marion, Jefferson and Washington Counties. The cool temperatures and intermittent rain did not deter them from learning in an outdoor classroom. The class was held…

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