May 6, 2015
2015 is the Year of the Soil. Life on earth depends on soils. Extension Educator Duane Friend discusses how soils are improved or diminished by our use of it.
March 13, 2015
In this podcast, Educator Duane Friend describes what people can expect from 2015's Midwest Compost School. This annual event will take place this year on June 2-4 in Lake County and is for mid to large scale composters.
December 8, 2014
Extension Educator Duane Friend brings you up to date on Christmas tree trivia.
September 23, 2014
Medical waste contaminating our ground water is a growing problem. Duane Friend, Extension Educator in Illinois, describes some of the causes and solutions to the problem.
July 7, 2014
It may be tempting to clear a pond of all weeds at once, but it could have devistating results for the fish population in a pond. Listen to this podcast for more information.
March 21, 2014
With the harsh winter of 2013-2014, many ponds in Illinois have probably experienced winter fish kills. Educator Duane Friend discusses the causes for this, as well providing advice on improving fish populations this spring.
January 31, 2014
Extension Educator Duane Friend describes the importance of having your furnace regularly inspected and what you need to do to keep your furnace operating at peak efficiency.
November 26, 2013
LED Christmas lights can save a tremendous amount of energy compared to the old style bulbs. In this podcast Extension Educator Duane Friend explains how much money can be saved by updating your lights.
September 25, 2013
In this podcast Extension Educator Duane Friend describes how to recognize properly dried firewood and important safety tips for burning wood safely.
April 25, 2013
Heavy rains can contaminate well water. This podcast talks about testing and techniques for decontaminating water systems.