Category Archives: Events

Food Day U of I 2015

Wanted to remind folks that the Students for Sustainability are meeting for a potluck to celebrate Food Day.  This will be in Murphy Lounge, Campus YMCA 1001 S. Wright Street from 3.30 to 6.00 PM.  The day will take … Continue reading

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Crop Cycle Needs Volunteers

The Crop Cycle is all about connecting people to the sources of their food by educating them on a healthier way to eat and supporting their neighbors that grow and raise the food. This event will feature delicious farm fresh … Continue reading

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Tom Vilsack at UIUC September 10th

Start getting your questions ready. On September 10th, our Department of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences will welcome Tom Vilsack to speak on “The role of public research universities in addressing international food security.” We’d like to encourage folks to … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events with the Savanna Institute

The Savanna Institute has a great lineup of field days and workshop coming up. Check out the flyers below and visit their events page for more info!

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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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