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Illinois may be called the Prairie State, but what defines a mass of land as a prairie?

On this week’s episode of Grow, Sarah and Murph are joined by Jessica Chambers from the Illinois State University Horticulture Center to discuss prairies and how they have been a part of the Midwest's historic landscape.

WGLT's Grow is your source for gardening advice and down-to-earth tips. Murph and Sarah are ready to take on all your gardening questions, so submit yours today.

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Sarah Nardi is a WGLT reporter. She previously worked for the Chicago Reader covering Arts & Culture.