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For the Love of Gardening

For the Love of Gardening

Soil Health

How important is my Soil?

Soil Test Kit for Sale

Vegetable & Annual Flower Planting Schedule

When is the best time to plant asparagus? When should I plant my petunias? Planting and successions schedules provided by U of I Extension Master Gardener!

Raised Garden Beds

What are the first steps to build a raised garden bed?

New To Gardening

Advice for first time gardeners

Advice for first time gardeners

Master Gardener Resource Center

"On-site" at the Cook County Farm Bureau

The Cook County Farm Bureau® and the Cook County University of Illinois Extension have partnered on a new project that benefits Local Farm Bureau members and the general public. Master gardeners are on-site at the Farm Bureau office to provide expertise and assistance to members and its surrounding communities to meet horticulture needs, answer questions and provide helpful guidance.

Party for the Pollinators

Quick tips for creating your own pollinator garden

A third of the food and drink individuals consume depends on pollination. As a keystone group, the survival of many other plant and animal species depend on pollinators for their survival. Pollinators include bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, flies, birds, and bats.

Members and the Environment Benefit from MWRD’s Program

Cook County Farm Bureau members and residents have the opportunity to utilize EQ biosolids and EQ compost available during the growing at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD).

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