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Carroll County 4-H Club holds clean-up contest

Jameson Pannkuk with his winning basket.
Jameson Pannkuk with his winning basket.

Mt. CARROLL, Ill. – Congratulations to Jameson Pannkuk from the Clever Clovers 4-H Club in Lanark for being the winner of the “Summer Fun” basket. Pannkuk’s name was drawn for the “Spring Garbage Pick-Up” project. Clever Clovers and Clever Cloverbuds picked up over 50 bags of garbage throughout the community over the last couple of months. Thank you all for helping Mother Earth! For more information about joining 4-H in your community, contact Carroll County 4-H Program Coordinator Molly Sedig at msedig@illinois.edu.

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Four Seasons Horticulture Webinar Series, 1:30 p.m. July 14 and Aug 11. The Four Seasons Gardening Webinar Series is one of the most popular horticulture programs offered by the Illinois Extension Horticulture Team. Each season, the team hosts live webinars delivered via Zoom. Registration is required and can be completed at go.illinois.edu/fourseasons.

Food Preservation Webinar Series, 1 p.m. June 10, June 17, June 25, July 1, July 8, July 15 and July 22. Rest easy knowing you have weeks of food available for your family in your home pantry. Learn safe and easy ways to preserve foods through a series of free, online workshops by University of Illinois Extension. Extension educators will show the latest techniques for canning, freezing, dehydrating, and fermenting a variety of foods safely at home. Each training begins at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, through July 22. The trainings are free, and registration is required for the limited spaces available at https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0uf-2grjotH9a3CtIIWzlfEpNMdaiwmqmG.

Everyday Environment Webinar Series, 1 p.m. June 11, June 18 and June 25. Join us for weekly sessions on environmental topics presented by University of Illinois Extension’s Energy & Environmental Stewardship Team. These webinars will provide new information on natural resources and help you learn how to make small changes in your lifestyle to have a positive impact on the environment. From lawn care, native plants, and managing home waste to understanding coyote behavior and atmospheric optics, there is never a shortage of new things to learn about your everyday environment. Register online at go.illinois.edu/everydayenvironmentwebinars.

Discover Brain Health Webinar Series, 2 p.m. June 11. Staying fit doesn’t only mean exercising and eating healthy foods. With age, it’s important to do activities which keep our brains fit and healthy, as well as our bodies. University of Illinois Extension will offer strategies to improve and maintain brain function during our free one-hour online webinars. Register online at least two days in advance to reserve a spot at go.illinois.edu/discoverbrainhealth.

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