November 27, 2021

Calendar: Learn about herbal teas

THOMSON, Ill. — The program All About Herbal Teas will be at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Thomson Public Library, 1005 W. Main St., Thomson.

Master Gardener Nancy Gmitro will share information on growing herbs for herbal tea and participants will be making their own herbal tea bag.

Register by calling the library at 815-259-2480. For more information, call the Carroll County Extension office at 815-244-9444.

Building resiliency in yourself

The online program Building Resiliency in Yourself and Your Organization will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 9.

Every one of us has been challenged by a tough situation sometime in our lives. We have witnessed highly resilient people that have the ability to adapt, recover, and grow stronger from difficult situations. In this lesson, learn what characteristics resilient people and organizations possess that help them create opportunities from challenges, and how you can also nurture and strengthen your resilience.

The program is part of the University of Illinois Extension Lessons for Living series. Register at forms.illinois.edu/sec/511564727.

Geothermal energy program

Illinois Extension has partnered with the Illinois Geothermal Coalition to develop programs that support wider adoption of geothermal energy systems and disseminate information to decision makers and public stakeholders about the potential economic, energy efficiency, and environmental benefits to the residents of Illinois.

The online program Geothermal Energy: Federal Models in Resiliency and Sustainability, will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 9.

Information in the program may assist decision makers and public stakeholders in identifying how geothermal energy can be implemented successfully in long-term solutions and provide a venue to discuss potential benefits to the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors.

Register at tinyurl.com/44wbyakd.

Be a conscious consumer

The online program Conscious Consumerism will be at noon Nov. 10.

This webinar provides the tools you need to think critically about your own consumption. Learn how you can align your own behaviors with your personal values and goals. Presented by Natalie Daniels, DePaul University, and Andrea Pellegrini, University of Illinois Student Money Managing Center.

Register at forms.uofi.uillinois.edu/sec/1279302.

Garden cleanup for another season

Cleanup of the garden can impact the results of next year’s bounty. Join Andrew Holsinger, University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator, on how to prepare for next year by using the proper techniques to reduce disease for next year’s crop.

The online program will be at 1 p.m. Nov. 10. Register at tinyurl.com/f9f35f5s.

Invasive and problematic plants

FREEPORT, Ill. — Join University of Illinois Extension Energy and Environmental Stewardship Educator Jay Solomon for the program Invasive and Problematic Plants in the Landscape at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10, at the Stephenson County Farm Bureau, 210 W. Spring St., Freeport.

Fall is an excellent time to identify and work on controlling many of these plants in our landscapes, timber, and prairie areas. Woody invasive plants such as autumn olive, buckthorn, bush honeysuckle, and multiflora rose are easier to identify and manage this time of year.

Register for this free program by visiting tinyurl.com/4x6v926c.

This program also will be offered at 1 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Elizabeth Community Building, Hwy 20 W, Elizabeth.

Keeping feral swine out of Illinois

Feral swine, also known as Eurasian boar or feral hogs, are not native to North America. Learn why feral swine are threats to our ecosystem and what to do if these animals show up on your property at 1 p.m. Nov. 11. Register online at tinyurl.com/7vetbpxs.

Prescribed fire training day

GODFREY, Ill. — The Great Rivers Prescribed Burn Association is partnering with Lewis and Clark College, Illinois Extension Forestry, and the Southern Illinois Prescribed Burn Association to host a free prescribed fire training event from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Lewis and Clark College, 5800 Godfrey Road, Godfrey.

The focus of this training will be preparing for a prescribed fire and will cover burn plans, firebreak design and creation, pre-fire walk-throughs, hazard tree and snag assessments, types of tools, and equipment and when/how to use them.

Portions of this training will be held outdoors; dress according to the weather. Bring your own drink and snack.

For more information and to register, contact Brent Masiero, 618-977-2851, brent_masiero@yahoo.com; or Scott Moss- 314-898-8614, jkmoss@lc.edu.