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University of Illinois Extension Honors Master Naturalists

Volunteers Banked more than 3,000 Hours of Service in 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ill. – University of Illinois Extension celebrated its Master Naturalists of DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties with an Appreciation Night in November. The volunteer group has already completed 3,093 hours of service for 2017. “The tri-county Master Naturalist program continues to grow with new…

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DuPage County Master Gardener Volunteers Log More Than 9,400 Hours of Service in 2017

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – University of Illinois Extension of DuPage County recognized its Master Gardeners with the 26th Annual Master Gardener Celebration in November. The volunteer group has already completed 9,430 hours of service for 2017. In addition, the group of 132 volunteers directly reached more than 8,900 people, and the Master Gardeners also helped grow…

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ILLINOIS READS PROJECT ANNOUNCES 2018 BOOK SELECTIONS

With the celebration of the 2018 ILLINOIS READS initiative a matter of months away, the Illinois Reading Council and ILLINOIS READS Honorary Chairman, Secretary of State, and State Librarian Jesse White, have announced the book titles for 2018.   A statewide project promoting reading for Illinois citizens, ILLINOIS READS annually selects six books in each…

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ILLINOIS SPECIALTY CROPS, AGRITOURISM, AND ORGANIC CONFERENCE TO FEATURE MORE THAN 160 SPEAKERS AND EXHIBITORS

The Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism, and Organic Conference (ISCAOC) will be held Jan. 10-12, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield. The conference, which features nearly 100 speakers and 60 trade show exhibitors, will again host four concurrent preconference workshops, general sessions, and breakout sessions aimed at helping Illinois specialty growers cultivate their operations….

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Band Together to Prevent Malnutrition in Senior Citizens

As Americans live longer, malnutrition, or undernutrition, is increasing in the elderly population. However, seniors and other community members can take active steps toward prevention. “This situation not only decreases quality of life, but it also heightens the risk for additional health issues,” said Laura Barr, University of Illinois Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator. “As…

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The College of DuPage Horticulture Department offers six courses and a Certificate in Power Equipment and Technology

The College of DuPage Horticulture Department offers six courses and a Certificate in Power Equipment and Technology.  This unique program will provide you with the technical skills and knowledge to service and maintain small internal combustion engines.  Students enrolled in the Power Equipment and Technology courses learn to troubleshoot, maintain, and repair a wide variety…

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