October 04, 2022

Calendar: Worm composting workshop July 15

HILLSBORO, Ill. — A free worm composting workshop will be from 2 to 3 p.m. July 15 at the Montgomery County Extension office, #1 Industrial Park Drive, Hillsboro. Participants will learn how to make their own worm compost, and there will be a demonstration of setting up a worm bin. The workshop will be offered in person and online. Register at tinyurl.com/pfpvmmuf.

Invasive species workshop

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. — An invasive species workshop will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. July 15 at the Jackson County Extension office, 402 Ava Road., Murphysboro.

Extension Forester Chris Evans and Forestry Research Technician Kevin Rohling will identify common invasive plant species; demonstrate equipment, tools, and techniques used to control invasive plant species; and provide recommendations and resources for conducting safe and effective invasive plant control.

The program is free but registration is required, and seating is limited. Visit go.illinois.edu/invasivespeciesworkshop or call 618-687-1727 to register.

Garden walk in Monticello

MONTICELLO, Ill. — Explore five Monticello gardens during the Over the Gate Garden Walk from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 17. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the walk.

Pre-ordered tickets can be picked up the day of the event at Monticello Railway Museum Wabash Depot, 200 E. Livingston St., Monticello, or before July 16 at one of the following locations:

  • Piatt County Extension office, 210 S. Market St., Monticello.
  • DeWitt County Extension office, 8425 Katie Rd., Clinton.
  • Macon County Extension office, 3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd, Decatur.

On the day of the event, tickets will be available for purchase starting at 9 a.m. at the Wabash Depot and these Monticello businesses:

  • Boka Shoppe, 309 S. Market St.
  • Brown Bag, 212 W. Washington St.
  • Cabbage Rose, 121 N. State St.
  • Monticello Mercantile, 116 E. Main St.
  • Out of the Blue Polish Pottery, 3 Livingston St.
  • Holly’s Country Kitchen, 1204 Bear Lane
  • Salon 101, 101 N. Macon St. in Bement

For more information, call 217-762-2191.

2021 Summer Twilight Series

WATERLOO, Ill. — The next stop on the 2021 Southern Illinois Summer Twilight Series will be from 6 to 8 p.m. July 12 at the Baebler Educational Farm, 4022 JJ Road, Waterloo.

There is no cost to attend this in-person program, but pre-registration is required as capacity is limited to allow for social distancing. To register online, go to go.illinois.edu/2021TwilightSeries. To register by phone, call 618-695-2441.