News & Events

Webinars

2022 BMP Workshop

Installing a Rain Garden at a Historic Home to Help with Storm Water

In partnership with Madison County Planning and Development and the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). Funded, in part, under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.

Featuring: Carol Frerker, Director of Willoughby Farm
Mike Andreas, Special Projects Coordinator at HeartLands Conservancy
Bailey Lutz, Madison County

Discover How the Rain Garden at the Belleville Heart Garden Helps with Storm Water

In partnership with Madison County Planning and Development and the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). Funded, in part, under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.

Featuring:
John O’Donnell, Water Program Manager at HeartLands Conservancy
Eric Wright, Land Conservation Program Manager at HeartLands Conservancy

Discover Rain Gardens and Permeable Pavement at Willoughby Farms 

In partnership with Madison County Planning and Development and the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). Funded, in part, under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.

Featuring:
Carol Frerker, Director of Willoughby Farm
John O’Donnell, Water Program Manager at HeartLands Conservancy

Past Webinars

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!

Prescribed Fires

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.

Featuring:
Scott Moss, Lewis and Clark Community College
Joann Fricke, Clifftop

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