Starting a Community Garden
Are you interested in stepping up your gardening skills or starting a community garden?
Learn more about the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener program, whose mission is, “Helping Others Learn to Grow.” Master Gardeners involve people in improving the quality of life by helping them find sound management practices for home and urban natural resources, by creating aesthetically pleasing environments, by promoting well-being through people-plant interactions and horticultural therapy, and by contributing to a safe, abundant food supply through home fruit and vegetable production.
Also, learn about the process of starting a community garden from Lori Powell of the Belleville Heart Garden, and Ashley Stewart of the Caseyville Community Garden. Lori & Ashley have successfully started community gardens where they live & work, so they are great resources for tips on how to begin the process!
Learn about the ecological importance of prescribed burns and why they are necessary for thriving lands and habitats. Then, hear first-hand from a practitioner with over 50 prescribed burns under her belt.
Scott Moss, Lewis and Clark Community College
Joann Fricke, Clifftop