Idea Garden

Farm to Table: Regional Idea Garden

U of I Extension educator Richard Hentschel joins First Light host Brian O’Keefe for the ‘Farm to Table’ segment

U of I Extension educator Richard Hentschel joins First Light host Brian O’Keefe for the ‘Farm to Table’ segment

About once a month University of Illinois Extension educator Richard Hentschel and First Light host Brian O’Keefe get together for the ‘Farm to Table’ segment. They talk about everything from agriculture and agribusiness, to your backyard garden and home landscape. For this ‘Farm to Table’…Brian met Richard at the University of Illinois Extension ‘idea garden’ in Kane County

A well dressed scare crow greets visitors to the U of I Extension’s regional Idea Garden

A well dressed scare crow greets visitors to the U of I Extension’s regional Idea Garden

One section of the Idea Garden uses bowling balls for a border

One section of the Idea Garden uses bowling balls for a border

The regional Idea Garden is a garden of gardens designed to give people ideas to use in their own backyard gardens

The regional Idea Garden is a garden of gardens designed to give people ideas to use in their own backyard gardens

Master Gardeners Offer Some New Ideas

Periodically here at First Light, First Light host Brian O'Keefe gets together with University of Illinois Extension educator Richard Hentschel for the ‘Farm to Table.’ They discuss backyard landscaping, your home vegetable garden and how Illinois farmers get food from their fields to your table. This week Richard took Brian to a special garden spot just off Route 38 in Kane County

An unusual bee habitat built from discarded and broken building materials, pallets, and logs is part of the display at the Extension's Idea Garden

An unusual bee habitat built from discarded and broken building materials, pallets, and logs is part of the display at the Extension's Idea Garden

Another corner of the Idea Garden offers a more traditional backyard landscaping idea

Another corner of the Idea Garden offers a more traditional backyard landscaping idea