Community gardening and urban farming workshop coming to Springfield
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[January 25, 2014]
SPRINGFIELD — University of
Illinois Extension, along with other partners, will host a community
gardening and urban farming workshop on Feb. 8, from 8:45 a.m. to
1:30 p.m., at the Illinois Department of Agriculture in Springfield.
The event is also sponsored by Department of Agriculture, genHkids,
Illinois Stewardship Alliance, Neighborhood Gardens and the
Springfield Community Garden Family Fit Center.
The workshop will
serve as an opportunity for those who already manage or garden at
community gardens or urban farms, or those who are interested in
learning more, to meet and share best practices. Participants will
hear from speakers from Springfield and East St. Louis.
The plenary speaker is Vera Garrett, from Springfield Community
Sessions for the day:
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The registration fee is $15, which includes lunch and
materials. For those to whom cost is prohibitive, there is an
opportunity to attend at no charge. Call 217-782-4617 for more
Registration by Feb. 3 is required. For more information and to
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