By Will Summers and Linda Summers, Master Gardeners For most of Southern Illinois, we have reached the first of November without our first killing frost. This brief period between the end of the growing season and the beginning of harsh winter brings opportunities not available in other seasons. These days are comfortable to be outside.
The Illinois Master Gardener program has been active for over forty years in Illinois. University of Illinois Master Gardener program classes begin January 24. The program is designed to teach area residents about many aspects of gardening including: perennials; annuals; botany; trees and shrubs; organic gardening; insects and disease; lawns; soils; fruits; vegetables; and so
2017 University Of Illinois Master Gardener Training AnnouncedU of I Extension News – November 2, 2016
2017 University Of Illinois Master Gardener Training Announced University of Illinois Extension will be offering the Illinois Master Gardener Program beginning January 24, 2017 through April 4, 2017. This program is offered only one time per year and many area gardeners are anticipating the new sessions. Fall is an ideal time to plan for and
Fall: A Great Time to Plant Trees for Future Generations By Will Summers, Master Gardener This is a reminder that, although it is great to plant trees at any time of the year, fall is one of the best times. Fall weather is more predictable and conditions that follow are more suitable for the establishment
The Washington County Association For Home and Community Education is hosting a Chrismast Special on November 7. The theme is Christmas Ideas, and it will be held at St. Peter's UCC, Educational Building in Okawville. Registration begins at 6:00pm with the program beginning at 6:30. The program will feature music by Stan Dace and St.
By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter The Nashville Animal Clinic partnered with Zoetis to help provide support to the Nashville FFA Chapter. The donation was possible through a program with Zoetis that provides a 1% rebate on all purchases of Zoetis products used in the clinic. The rebate can then be designated to a local organization.
Felicity Rixmann, Master Gardener I first learned about wwoofing a few years ago from my granddaughter. WWOOF is the acronym for the World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. The movement was started in England in 1971. Sue Coppard, a secretary who lived and worked in London, saw the need of people like herself to access
Edible Landscapes Program November 5 What are edible landscapes and how does one go about creating one? These questions will be answered by Extension Educator, Laurie George, as she discusses what edible landscaping is, and how to develop the perfect environment in your own backyard. Incorporating food-producing plants in the landscape, such as fruit and
By Mallory Unverfehrt Section 22 FFA Reporter Eight teams and about 75 individuals, battled through five rounds of competition held October 4th at the Wesclin High School Land Use Evaluation CDE (Career Development Event). Each individual judges five pits of a soil profile with a possible 116 points available on each pit. When evaluating the
Love Those Fall Decorations Octoberfest in Hermann, MO. Renea Starr, Master Gardener This is the time of year when fall decorating takes over the landscape and home. There is probably no more prominent season when the decorating is dominated by gardening. In addition, the smell of fall is in the air…from the harvesting of corn