Chicago Flower and Garden Show

On The Verge of Bold Color

Periodically at First Light, University of Illinois Extension educator Richard Hentschel joins First Light host Brian O'Keefe for the ‘Farm to Table’ segment. They cover everything from agriculture and agri-business to your backyard garden and home landscaping. In March...Brian and Richard went to the Chicago Flower and Garden show at Navy Pier, and stopped at an incredibly diverse display of tulips

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U of I Extension's Role in Cook County

University of Illinois Extension educator Richard Hentschel and First Light host Brian O'Keefe traveled to Navy Pier for the Chicago Flower and Garden Show last month. They met with one of Richard's colleagues. Val Kehoe is an extension program coordinator in Cook County. 

University of Illinois Extension Program Coordinator Val Kehoe (left) speaks with First Light host Brian O'Keefe

University of Illinois Extension Program Coordinator Val Kehoe (left) speaks with First Light host Brian O'Keefe

Farm to Table Visits Flower and Garden Show

Periodically on First Light, University of Illinois Extension educator Richard Hentschel and Brian O'Keefe discuss everything for Agri-business to backyard gardening. Over the next several weeks, Brian and Richard will take you to Chicago’s Navy Pier. The annual Chicago Flower and Garden show was at the pier this month, their first stop was the Extension’s insect petting zoo.

U of I Extension educator Nancy Zook explains the goal of the Extension's insect petting zoo while First Light host Brian O'Keefe keeps a safe distance from the giant hissing cockroaches.

U of I Extension educator Nancy Zook explains the goal of the Extension's insect petting zoo while First Light host Brian O'Keefe keeps a safe distance from the giant hissing cockroaches.