Category Archives: Education

2015 Conservation Stewardship Program Applications Due!

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that funds will be available this year through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Although NRCS accepts applications all year, agricultural producers and forest landowners should submit applications by Feb. … Continue reading

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Events: 2015 Conservation Cropping Seminars

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Global Postharvest Loss Prevention Course: Fundamentals, Technologies, and Actors

Dr. Prasanta Kalita, Director of the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss, will be conducting a Coursera course in Global Postharvest Loss Prevention The course is free of charge, and there is no textbook. Topics will include postharvest loss and … Continue reading

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Growing Power 3-Day Aquaponics Workshops

Along with the workshops announced yesterday, Growing Power will also hosting intensive hands-on workshops focused exclusively on aquaponic and urban aquaculture training. Topics include system design, water chemistry, fish husbandry, and plant selection. These workshops begin on Friday, the day … Continue reading

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Growing Power “From the Ground Up!” Workshops

Growing Power, a national non-profit with a mission of creating and teaching others to create healthy food from healthy soil, has announced their schedule of workshops for this spring. All workshops will take place at Growing Power’s Community Food Center … Continue reading

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Event: 12th Annual Composting Symposium: Building Soil and Community

Join us on Tuesday, February 24th from 9am-3pm at the Trutter Center at Lincoln Land Community College for the 12th Annual Composting Symposium in Springfield. The symposium is a forum for sharing composting information; stimulating the composting market; and bringing … Continue reading

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Event: Community gardening and Urban Farming Workshop Coming to Springfield

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Event: Specialty and Organic Grains Workshop at Prairie Fruits Farm

Supply simply cannot keep up with today’s demand for products made from organic, non-GMO, and specialty grains as consumers increasingly seek alternatives to conventional foodstuffs. Growing the grains for these products is possible for many farmers, but getting started can … Continue reading

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Events: Environmental Films in Champaign-Urbana

Fall seems to have snuck up on us while we weren’t looking, but you can feel good about staying indoors (and staying dry) with these thoughtful documentaries to be shown in Champaign-Urbana.

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SWATeam Consultation Group Self-Nominations

In collaboration with Facilities & Services, the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) established six teams consisting of faculty, staff, and students to examine broad themes within the Illinois Climate Action Plan, a five-year-plan for campus sustainability goals (you … Continue reading

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