Extension webinars offered May 15 to May 22
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[May 22, 2020]
University of Illinois Extension helps
individuals, families, farmers, businesses, and communities solve
local problems to improve lives of Illinois residents. Check out
this expanded list of online webinars and trainings. These are
offered by Illinois Extension professionals unless otherwise noted.
Click on the title to access more information and registration
May 20, 1 PM:
Cooking for One
Set the table and light a candle for yourself! Single-person
households are on the rise and forecast to grow over the next 15
years! Cooking for one can be creative and rewarding with or without
leftovers. Indulge, choose what you like to cook, and get the good
smells going in your kitchen!
Family Health and Safety
May 21, 2 PM:
Head Strong: Discover Brain Health
Learn practical ways to keep your brain healthy and engaged.
Local Food and Small Farms
May 19, 10 AM:
Raising Rabbits: Online Webinar
Rabbits bring joy and can provide great environmental benefits
when kept away from vegetables and backyard flower gardens. Learn
how to care for rabbits and what it takes to maintain a healthy home
Gardens and Lawns
May 19, 1:30 PM:
Creating a Pollinator Garden for Small Spaces
Proper plant selection can give gardeners a beautiful and fruitful
space that can play an important role in creating habitat for
pollinators. Jennifer Fishburn, Illinois Extension Horticulture
Educator, will discuss pollinator plant options for small spaces.
May 20, 3 PM:
Landscape Safety: Good Growing Online Webinar
There can be hazards to working in the yard and garden. Landscape
work can involve dangerous and loud equipment, pesticides, and
contact with plants and animals that may be harmful. Chris Enroth
will provide safety tips everyone can use when working the yard,
including hearing, eye, and sun protection; best practices for
operating equipment; and using pesticides safely.
May 21, 1 PM:
What’s in My Backyard: Tree Identification
What's In My Backyard? is a three-part series for Master Gardeners
and Master Naturalists to help answer the perennial question we
receive from the public: "What is this thing?" Get practical tips on
how to identify trees.
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Energy and Environment
May 15, 1 PM:
Vermicomposting 101: Online Webinar
Vermicompost is the nutrient rich by-product of worm digestion
and is a super food for our soils. University of Illinois
Extension Horticulture Educator Austin Little will demonstrate
how to build a vermicompost box at home.
May 15, 1 PM:
Forest Invaders: Online Symposium
Illinois forests are unique plant communities of towering trees as
well as tiny, spring wildflowers. Invasive plants threaten native
plant diversity in forest communities across Illinois by
outcompeting our natives for water, light, and other resources. This
presentation will focus on the identification and control of
non-native forest invaders so you can help keep plant diversity up
in your neck of the woods.
May 20, 10 AM:
Illinois’ Rarest Trees: Webinar
Illinois is home to over 180 native species of trees and shrubs.
While many are very common, Illinois has some very rare species. The
webinar will cover some of the rarest tree species found in Illinois
and discuss why they are rare and what is being done to manage them.
This webinar is free and open to the public.
May 21, 1 PM:
Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Biennial Report
How is water quality in Illinois? The Illinois Nutrient Loss
Reduction Strategy guides the state's efforts to improve water
quality at home and downstream by reducing nitrogen and phosphorus
levels in our lakes, streams, and rivers. The strategy lays out a
comprehensive suite of best management practices for reducing
nutrient loads from wastewater treatment plants and urban and
agricultural runoff. Learn how the strategy has progressed.
May 20, 11:30 AM:
Developing Broadband Leadership: Broadband Development Process
The four-part Developing Broadband Leadership webinar series is
designed to show how communities are addressing short-term broadband
connectivity issues while moving forward with longer-term solutions.
For information: Judy Mae Bingman, Illinois Extension
Marketing and Communication Manager,
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