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Links & Reviews forCook 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

Advocates for Urban Agriculture - Blog - Urban Farmers and Gardeners in Chicago - Links

All Experts - Home/Garden - Landscaping & Design - Wood Chips Around Trees

Call for Makers for the Inaugural Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire, August 3, 2013

Careers.org - Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Cook County, Illinois

Chicago Community Schools - Current Service Providers

Chicago Garden Oasis

Chicago Gardeners

Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences - UI Extension Cook County News - Emerald Ash Borer

Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences - University of Illinois Extension Cook County News

Chicago Scope - Podcast - Cicada Information

Chicago Sustainability Club

Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Gardener - Expert Advice on Storm-Damaged Trees
"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
"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

City of St. Charles - Services - Trees - Emerald Ash Borer - Other Sites: Related Info

Cook County Department of Health

Dig-It-Yourself Garden - Blog - Other Useful Links

Ebook Library - Flowering Garden PDFs

Extension Partners - Links - Extension Partners Web Resources
"Take a look at all that Extension in Cook County has to offer!"

Forest Preserves of Cook County: Summer Teaching Trainings

Green- Eco Blogs-Resources Illinois

Green Roof Growers

Helpful Gardener - Forum - My Transplanted Lilac Needs Help

Helpful Gardener - Gardening Forum
"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

Horticulture Magazine - Midwest Gardening - About Gardening in Chicago

Illinois CropMAP

Maywood Public Library District - Library Resources On Breast Cancer

Midwest Ecological Lanscaping Association - Community

Mike Nowak - Information from Past Shows - September

Minnesota Forest Industry Web Community - Links - Chicago Emerald Ash Borer Central

National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Education - STEM Equity Pipeline - After School
"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

One Seed Chicago - Partners - University of Illinois Extension, Cook County

Pollinators Welcome

Pollinators Welcome - Cicadas... Pictures From The Front!

Private Landowner Network - Conservation Yellowpages - Cooperative Extension - Cook County Unit

Purdue Master Gardener Program

South Side Seed Exchange

The Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Gardner - 2007 - 06 - Cicada Link-a-Rama

The Dig-It-Yourself Garden - Blog - Other Useful Links

The Hortiholic

Twitter - Jenn Kelly - Chi Garden

UF/IFAS - Center for Landscape Conservation - Caring for Holiday Gift Plants - Other Sites

UF/IFAS Extension - Storing Seeds - Other Sites and Publications

University of Florida Extension - Gardening in a Minute - Maintenance & Care - Buying Plants

University of Florida Extension - Gardening in a Minute - Potpourri - Holiday - Gardener Gifts

University of Illinois Extension

University of Texas at Austin - Wildflower Center - Ask Mr. Smarty Plants - Invasive Plants

Unversity of Illinois Extension Map


Use Your Hands - 2009 - January - 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
"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

Wicker Park Garden Club - Helpful Links

Wildflower.org - Ask Mr. Smarty Plants - Possible Groundcovers under Pine Trees in Illinois
"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


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