Category Archives: Events

Fields Best Seeds inaugural Field Day on July 15th

Organic Spring Wheat Field Day – July 15th, 2015 Fields Best Seeds, serving farmers and markets with high value local seed and grain products, invites you to attend its inaugural organic grains field day in Caledonia, Boone County IL on … Continue reading

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Alex McBratney on Soil Security for this International Year of the Soils

Alex McBratney holds BSc, PhD and DSc degrees in soil science from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, and the DScAgr degree from the University of Sydney for research in precision agriculture. After completing his PhD work at Rothamsted Experimental … Continue reading

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Student Sustainability Committee Symposium

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)/ and Student Sustainability Symposium is tomorrow, talks run from 12 (noon) – 1:30PM followed by posters The Student Sustainability Committee will present their funded projects to the campus community tomorrow! This is an amazing … Continue reading

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Events: Friday Forum Panel

Every semester, the University YMCA hosts a series of free talks on a particular issue relevant to the community. For Spring 2015, that issue is Food Justice. This week’s Friday Forum will be a panel on Expanding the Local Food Movement, with … Continue reading

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Events: 2015 Conservation Cropping Seminars

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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: Slow Food Springfield Film Festival

Register Here A film festival for everyone interested in learning about and supporting local food systems is planned for Saturday, January 24, 2015 in Foundation Hall at the Old State Capitol (Level 2) in Springfield from 2:00 – 8:30 p.m.

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Event: Community gardening and Urban Farming Workshop Coming to Springfield

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