Back To Basics, A New U Of I Extension Series

University of Illinois Extension in Bond, Clinton, Jefferson, Marion, and Washington counties is kicking off a new series called Back to Basics. This in-person educational workshop series will focus on ideas often associated with frugal living.

Do you want to learn more about home gardening and supporting pollinators? Join University of Illinois Extension at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 12, for the first session of the Back to Basics series. Families of all ages are invited to explore gardening and learn about pollinators as Extension Educator Chris Lueking will teach participants how to grow a microgreen garden, build a bee hotel, and participate in other backyard activities to help your family establish a home garden and support pollinators. This free workshop will be held at First Christian Church in Greenville.

The series will continue throughout the summer and fall at various locations.

July 10 – Calumet Christian, Centralia – Canning 5:30 p.m.

August 1 – Woodlawn Community Center, Woodlawn – Backyard Beekeeping 5:30 p.m.

August 31- Clinton County Extension Office, Breese – Backyard Chicken 5:30 p.m.

September 12 – Calumet Christian, Centralia – Sourdough Basics 5:30 p.m.

Sept 26 – Nashville Library, Nashville – Organic Gardening and Herbs 5:30 p.m.

October 3 – Farm Credit Jefferson County, Mt. Vernon – Dried Flowers 5:30 p.m.

October 17 – Clinton County Extension Office, Breese – Dried Flowers 5:30 p.m.

Registration is open now at Advance registration is requested to ensure adequate materials are available. The Sourdough session and Home Cooking session do involve a small fee for supplies. All other sessions are free, but space is limited.

Participants can register for the topic or topics of their choice. For more information, contact Chris Lueking at 618-548-1446.

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