A listing of our favorite websites, magazines, organizations, and places. Many have e-newsletters that you can sign up to receive in your inbox, keeping you informed of upcoming events and information.
University of Illinois Extension Office – McHenry County
McHenry County Master Gardeners (University of Illinois Extension Office)
McHenry County College Gardenfest
Lou Marchi Total Recycling Institute
The Institute publishes the McHenry County Official Green Guide annually. Full of new recycling and reusing information, it includes a Green Living section on where to buy green products locally and online. The Institute also provides education on related solid waste topics.
McHenry County Conservation District
The Land Conservacy of McHenry County
University of Illinois Extension Office – JoDavies, Stephenson and Winnebago counties
Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES)
Produces a conference in February, and has a helpful e-newsletter.
Serves farmers striving to produce high-quality, healthful food using organic and sustainable techniques. These farmers produce more than just food; they support thriving ecosystems and vibrant rural communities.
Horticulture Magazine online
Website has weekly tips, plant information, gardening blog, and an e-newsletter.
Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
A great resource of information.
Johnny’s Selected Seeds
Great resource and e-newsletter
Chicago Botanic Garden
Plant Hardiness Map
Updated for 2012
Horticulture and Home Pest News
Doug Green Gardens