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Volunteer Restoration Work

Cold weather is approaching, and for restoration volunteers, that means it’s time to remove non-native plants in the region’s natural areas.

Free, Family-Friendly Nature Activities

This August, visit a local natural area to enjoy free, educational and fun outdoor experiences with youngsters before school starts.

Summer Mold

Low-pollen time in Chicago runs from July to mid-August, allowing most allergy sufferers a chance to recover before hay fever season, but mold counts are less predictable and can vary greatly each day.

Spring Into Vegetable Gardening

Feng Shui Practices for Spring

"No matter how long winter is, spring is sure to follow.” This is one of my favorite proverbs that reflects the energy of the return of spring, and a time to create a new cycle in life.

Affecting Climate Change by Getting Involved

We need not feel hopeless when it comes to climate change, because each of us has the power to shape our policies and our future if we use it.

Pollinator-Friendly Plants and Gardens are a Hot Topic at the

The Chicago Flower & Garden Show will kick off springtime in the Chicago area from March 14 through 18 at Navy Pier with the theme of FLOWERTALES: Every Garden Has a Story to Tell.

Orange is the New Green for Evanston Composting

The city of Evanston has entered into a franchise agreement with Collective Resource, Inc. (CRI), to provide composting services to Evanston residents, to meet its sustainability goals.

A Simple Holiday Centerpiece Helps Feed the Hungry

AmpleHarvest.org, a nationwide nonprofit that enables millions of home gardeners to donate excess garden produce to a nearby food pantry, promotes using whole fruit and vegetables as holiday centerpieces.

To Snow or Not To Snow

While we look ahead to the month of November and the inevitable return of winter cold and snow for the Chicagoland area, it will be difficult to forget this year’s incredibly active hurricane season.

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