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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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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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U of I Extension News – February 22, 2017

4-H Barn Quilts Club The 4-H Barn Quilts Special Interest (SPIN) Club will be kicking off the Spring season soon. The second year of this exciting club will continue the project they began last year with beautiful barn quilts to be displayed across Washington County. Youth learn to construct the frame, prime the wood, visual…

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