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Fall Gardening IdeasMaster Gardener Scoop – November 9, 2016

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.

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Master Gardener Meet-N-Greet In Nashville November 17

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

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Christmas Special

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.

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Animal Clinic Supports Nashville FFA Chapter

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.

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Let’s Go WWOOFing!Master Gardner Scoop – October 26, 2016

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

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Section 22 Evaluates Soil Profiles

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

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Love Those Fall DecorationsMaster Gardener Scoop – October 19, 2016

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

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