Extension Educator, Community Development
Brenda E. Derrick
Extension Educator, Nutrition and Wellness
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
March 24, 2009
Topics to be covered:
Registration: (Lunch is included)
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Springfield - March 31, 2009 10 am - 3 pm
IDOA Auditorium, Illinois Department of Agriculture, State Fairgrounds 801 East Sangamon Ave. Springfield, IL 62702
Mt. Vernon - April 7, 2009 10 am - 3 pm
Rolland W. Lewis Building, 800 S. 27th St., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864DeKalb/Seneca
Dekalb - April 9, 2009 10 am - 3 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau Center for Agriculture, 1350 W. Prairie Drive, Sycamore, IL 60178
For More Information:
Contact Delayne Reeves at the IL Dept of Ag 217-524-9129 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 12, 2009
A workshop for anyone interested in learning about raising grapes is scheduled for Saturday, March 21st from 10 am to 1 pm at the Spirit Knob Winery in Ursa, IL. In addition to growing grapes, participants will learn pruning techniques. The workshop will also include a tour of the wine-making facility, a wine tasting and lunch.
Matt and Karen Schulte, owners of Spirit Knob Winery, are interested in promoting grape growing throughout west central Illinois. Matt states, "They hope to generate additional grape growers in the area and create a west central Illinois wine trail."
Pre-registration is required by Thursday, March 19th. The registration fee is $20.00 per person. To register call Karen at 217-964-2678 or by email at email@example.com.
Spirit Knob Winery is located at 2211 E. 640th Place, Ursa, IL which is 10 miles north of Quincy, IL. Approximately, 1 mile north of Ursa on route 96, take the first left turn onto 2250 N. Then drive 1.4 miles on 2250 N and turn left at the next winery sign and follow .5 miles to the winery.
This workshop is sponsored by Spirit Knob Winery and University of Illinois Extension.
March 1, 2009
Quincy Public Library has joined forces with local and regional environmentally conscious groups to present a variety of educational and recreational programs centered on the environment. We invite you to check out our selection of innovative "Green" books on topics such as living green, reducing your footprint, and eco-friendly building. Or, stop in to participate in recycled art crafts with your children or grandchildren or take the time to learn about your carbon footprint during the Living Green program series. Satisfy your curiosity. Join your community and go green!
Check-out the Going Green website to find out more!
Thursday, March 6th 6-7:30 pm Click here to register
Three times a day you make a choice that may affect our planet. What we eat and where it comes from impacts not only our health, but also our economy, our community and the environment.
Join Carrie Edgar, County Director with University of Illinois Extension, to learn where you can find local food and how you can make a difference by eating local.