Urban Programs Resource Network

Links and Reviews for Cook County Unit

The following 58 sites have linked to our Cook County Unit website. Links to commercial products or enterprises do not constitute endorsement by University of Illinois Extension.

Advocates for Urban Agriculture
http://auachicago.wordpress.com/2009/05/01/hands-on-sip-workshops-by-green-roof-growers-and-spontaneous-vegetation/

Advocates for Urban Agriculture - Blog - Urban Farmers and Gardeners in Chicago - Links
http://auachicago.wordpress.com/

All Experts - Home/Garden - Landscaping & Design - Wood Chips Around Trees
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Landscaping-Design-724/WOOD-CHIPS-AROND-TREE-1.htm

Call for Makers for the Inaugural Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire, August 3, 2013
http://chicagosouthsidemakerfaire.wordpress.com/call-for-makers/

Careers.org - Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Cook County, Illinois
http://illinois.careers.org/county/cook/county_web_resources

Chicago Community Schools - Current Service Providers
http://www.chicagocis.org/serviceproviders/CurrentProviders.asp

Chicago Garden Oasis
http://blog.mlive.com/fullbloom/2008/07/chicago_garden_oasis.html

Chicago Gardeners
http://chicagogardeners.blogspot.com/2009/06/about-chicago-gardeners.html

Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences - UI Extension Cook County News - Emerald Ash Borer
http://www.chicagoagr.org/apps/bbmessages/show_bbm.jsp?REC_ID=23623

Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences - University of Illinois Extension Cook County News
http://www.chicagoagr.org/apps/bbmessages/show_bbm.jsp?REC_ID=23706

Chicago Scope - Podcast - Cicada Information
http://chicagoscope.com/rss

Chicago Sustainability Club
http://sustainabilityhub.wordpress.com/

Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Gardener - Expert Advice on Storm-Damaged Trees
http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/chicago_gardener/trees/page/2/
"And the University of Illinois Extension of Cook County's blog has links to lots of helpful storm-damage information."

Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Gardener - Perennial Design and Dividing Advice
http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/chicago_gardener/2007/08/index.html
"The University of Illinois Extension has created a new Web site on designing perennial gardens. It's an excellent starting point for figuring out how to plan any garden."

Chicagoland Gardening
http://blog.chicagolandgardening.com/

City of St. Charles - Services - Trees - Emerald Ash Borer - Other Sites: Related Info
http://www.ci.st-charles.il.us/departments/publicworks/PublicTrees/ashborer.html

Cook County Department of Health
http://cookcountypublichealth.org/healthy-initiatives/cppw-community-toolbox

Dig-It-Yourself Garden - Blog - Other Useful Links
http://digityourself.blogspot.com/2008/05/long-overdue-response.html

Ebook Library - Flowering Garden PDFs
http://www.ebooklibs.com/flowering_garden.html

Extension Partners - Links - Extension Partners Web Resources
http://www.extensionpartners.org/links.php
"Take a look at all that Extension in Cook County has to offer!"

Forest Preserves of Cook County: Summer Teaching Trainings
http://fpdcc.com/summer-workshops/

Green- Eco Blogs-Resources Illinois
http://www.greenecoservices.com/green-eco-blogsresources-illinois/

Green Roof Growers
http://greenroofgrowers.blogspot.com/2012/02/starting-seeds-free-heirloom-seeds-from.html

Helpful Gardener - Forum - My Transplanted Lilac Needs Help
http://www.helpfulgardener.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=15505

Helpful Gardener - Gardening Forum
http://www.helpfulgardener.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=76737&sid=d4056d6ff29628bdf1919968dd567560
"Here are some links that might have some helpful information for you: http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/cook/news/news13119.html"

Horticulture Magazine - Midwest - January/February Gardening
http://www.hortmag.com/article/midwestgardeningwinter/?print=1

Horticulture Magazine - Midwest Gardening - About Gardening in Chicago
http://www.hortmag.com/article/midwestgardeningwinter/

Illinois CropMAP
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/cropmap/illinois/counties/cook.html

Maywood Public Library District - Library Resources On Breast Cancer
http://www.maywood.org/library/breast_cancer_health_08.html

Midwest Ecological Lanscaping Association - Community
http://www.melaweb.org/com-education.html

Mike Nowak - Information from Past Shows - September
http://www.mikenowak.net/pastshows1.htm

Minnesota Forest Industry Web Community - Links - Chicago Emerald Ash Borer Central
http://forest.nrri.umn.edu/ash/links

National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Education - STEM Equity Pipeline - After School
http://www.stemequitypipeline.org/Resources/OnlineResources/Programs/AfterSchool.aspx
"This extension service establishes neighborhood science and technology centers that provide access to technology skills for youth."

Northern Garderning - State Extension Offices and Master Gardener Information
http://www.northerngardening.com/extension.htm

One Seed Chicago - Partners - University of Illinois Extension, Cook County
http://www.oneseedchicago.com-a.googlepages.com/partners

Pollinators Welcome
http://pollinators-welcome.blogspot.com/2008_03_01_archive.html

Pollinators Welcome - Cicadas... Pictures From The Front!
http://pollinators-welcome.blogspot.com/2007_06_01_archive.html

Private Landowner Network - Conservation Yellowpages - Cooperative Extension - Cook County Unit
http://www.privatelandownernetwork.org/yellowpages/resource.asp?id=7785

Purdue Master Gardener Program
http://pcgarden.info/Speakers11.html

South Side Seed Exchange
http://southsideseedexchange.wordpress.com/

The Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Gardner - 2007 - 06 - Cicada Link-a-Rama
http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/chicago_gardener/2007/06/dans_cicada_lin.html

The Dig-It-Yourself Garden - Blog - Other Useful Links
http://digityourself.blogspot.com/2008/06/what-saturday-in-garden-will-get-y.html

The Hortiholic
http://hortiholic.com/search

Twitter - Jenn Kelly - Chi Garden
http://twitter.com/ChiGarden/status/1336538320

UF/IFAS - Center for Landscape Conservation - Caring for Holiday Gift Plants - Other Sites
http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/giam/potpourri/holiday/giftplant_care.html

UF/IFAS Extension - Storing Seeds - Other Sites and Publications
http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/giam/planning_your_garden/seeds_and_propagation/storing_seeds.html

University of Florida Extension - Gardening in a Minute - Maintenance & Care - Buying Plants
http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/giam/maintenance_and_care/establishing/buying_plants.html

University of Florida Extension - Gardening in a Minute - Potpourri - Holiday - Gardener Gifts
http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/giam/potpourri/holiday/gardeners_gifts.html

University of Illinois Extension
http://t.co/K7VboRTH63

University of Texas at Austin - Wildflower Center - Ask Mr. Smarty Plants - Invasive Plants
http://www.wildflower.org/expert/show.php?id=2705

Unversity of Illinois Extension Map
http://4-h.org/MapPopUpContainer.aspx

USDA
http://csrees.usda.gov/Extension/index.html

Use Your Hands - 2009 - January - 21 - Cause and Effect
http://useyourhands.com/2009/01/21/cause-and-effect/
"A nice example came courtesy of the University of Illinois Extension. I need to expand my garden and would like to remediate or enrich the existing soil, but since we live in the city on an older plot, I’m worried about lead. It’s been a pain to figure out where to test, so I turned to the Extension. I found the Chicago Urban Gardening blog managed by Ron Wolford. An email to Mr. Wolford was soon answered. He told me where to get my soil tested and to call his assistant for a kit. His assistant was totally helpful and now I’m waiting for the kit to show up."

Vegetable Garden Resources
http://scoop.it/t/vegetable-gardening-resources/p/1199922461/2012/02/14/ten-steps-to-a-successful-garden-illinois-vegetable-garden-guide
"Answers to your gardening questions are just a click away. Cook County Extension Master Gardeners will answer your emailed questions. Please provide a detailed description of your problem."

Village of Hoffman Estates - Useful Links
http://www.hoffmanestates.com/index.aspx?page=133

Wicker Park Garden Club - Helpful Links
http://www.wpgarden.org/links.html

Wildflower.org - Ask Mr. Smarty Plants - Possible Groundcovers under Pine Trees in Illinois
http://www.wildflower.org/expert/show.php?id=657
"Your Cook County agent from the University Of Illinois Extension Service should be able to help you with the testing. They often provide a kit and will test for a nominal fee."

Winchester Public Library
http://westchesterpl.org/community/community/localorg.htm

 

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