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Putting Small Acres To Work- November 1 PROGRAM CANCELLED

November 1, 2014

Sauk Valley Community College
173 IL Rt. 2
Dixon, IL 61021 (Lee County)

Wondering what to do with your 5, 10 or 20 acres? Explore alternatives to make those acres productive or to enhance their productivity.  University of Illinois Extension Carroll, Lee Whiteside Unit has scheduled a workshop entitled “Putting Small Acres to Work” to help you explore some alternatives for your small acres.  The workshop will be held Saturday, November 1 from 9:00am to 3:00pm at Sauk Valley Community College, 173 IL Rt. 2, in Dixon, IL.  We will begin the day at 9am with our keynote presentation on Whole Farm Planning. Participants can choose two breakout sessions which include:

  • Organic Overview: Information and Resources on Principles, Practices and Certification
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Beekeeping: Is It For Me And You?
  • Raising Backyard Chickens Right
  • Growing Herbs For Sale
  • Introduction to Composting

The fees are $30.00 per person or $40.00 per couple which include lunch and handout material.  Register by October 27 at  If you have questions or need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact our unit office at 815-835-2070.

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