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Eliza Fournier visits with tips on planting fall crops for spring, including garlic!

Vince joins Nancy Clifton in preparation for Heirloom Tomato Weekend with a quick how-to on canning and preserving your tomato harvest.

Crew leader Natasha Coleman and team gardener A.J. Jones talk about working in the Windy City Harvest Youth Farm, and what the program does for them in their hearts and lives.

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With a brand new look, the Garden View Café reopened this spring with a fresh new menu. Hundreds of different varieties of plants, herbs and vegetables are now being harvested from the Fruit and Vegetable Garden, and then shuttled over to the kitchen.

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Nancy Clifton visits Botanic Backyard with hardy picks for colorful summer plants.

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Now that spring-like weather is actually here, what should you do with your tulips, perennials and other flowers?Eliza Fournier joins Chicago Tonight to offer spring gardening pointers.

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Cindy Baker visits Botanic Backyard with tips on spring lawn care.

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Darius Jones is the coordinator of the McCormick Roof Top garden, a project of the Chicago Botanic Gardens' Windy City Harvest program. He is also the founder and owner of Urban Aggies, and has been selected as one of the first three urban farmers in the Chicago area to participate in the USDA's farmers and ranchers program.

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Eliza Fournier visits Chicago Tonight and talks with host Phil Ponce about managing winter evergreen damage and spring pruning, and demonstrates some garden craft ideas for twigs and household items.

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Tim visits the CBS-2 studios to talk about rugged spring plants ready to go outside!

Video ©2014 CBS-2 Chicago

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Nancy Clifton visits Botanic Backyard with some fun and easy options for starting seeds in your home.

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Horticulturist Benjamin Carroll visits Botanic Backyard to talk about pruning dogwoods and other shrubs as spring approaches.

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Not only are some Illinois farmers harvesting winter crops, the Windy City Harvest program's greenhouse, hoop house and outdoor tunnels show students and Chicago-area residents what’s possible, even in winter, miles from corn and soybean.

Read more: wgntv.com/2014/03/03/winter-farming-in-illinois/

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We’re still in the clutches of unseasonably cold temperatures. Lake Michigan remains more than half covered by ice. And, snow still covers the ground in many locations with even more headed our way. Believe it or not, this wild winter weather does have some benefits.

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Susanne Masi talks with Jerome McDonnell on Worldview regarding the Plants of Concern conservation program, in which volunteer citizen scientists monitor endangered and threatened plant species in Illinois. Originally broadcast February 18, 2014.

Audio ©2014 Worldview

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WGN Morning News came out to preview the Orchid Show and see some of the 10,000 orchids in the exhibition. Stephanie Lindemann, Manager of Horticultural Events, shows reporter Ana Belaval some different types of orchids in the show.

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WGN Morning News came out to preview the Orchid Show and answer viewers' questions on how to grow orchids. Nancy Clifton, Horticultural Program Specialist, gives some tips for the beginner in this segment.

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Benjamin Carroll stops by Botanic Backyard with some interesting chocolate facts and products.

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Cindy Baker visits Botanic Backyard with tips on using salt to melt ice, but keeping plants safe, with blends.

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Eliza Fournier, Manager of school and community gardening at the Chicago Botanic Garden, talks with The Afternoon Shift's Niala Boodhoo about things to do in winter, spring planning, and emerald ash borer and cold temps, and also answers gardening  questions tweeted in from listeners.

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Nancy Clifton visits Botanic Backyard to answer this question and give tips on keeping plants healthy under the snow.