UofI Extension offers ‘Living on the Land’ program in Sugar Grove

By on August 10, 2010

Sugar Grove—There is still time to register for the Living on the Land program, said Jeff Rugg, Horticulture Educator with University of Illinois Extension.

The Living on the Land program is designed to help landowners with small acreage to inventory their resources and develop realistic goals to determine the best use for their property. People planning to buy small acreage will also benefit from the inventory and planning process.

The program provides science-based educational opportunities that connect people with nature and helps them become engaged environmental stewards. Session topics include local laws and regulations, soils, wells and septic systems, stream and pond management, lawn management, pastures and managed grazing systems, animal husbandry, wildlife habitat and interaction, marketing and economics, and sustainability.

The classes will meet every Tuesday, 6 to 9 p.m., from Aug. 17 to Oct. 19. They will be held at the Sugar Grove Library, 125 S. Municipal Drive, Sugar Grove.

Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Fill out the application online at www.extension.uiuc.edu/kendall. The fee covering 10 sessions of classroom training, handouts, and the Living on the Land manual is $250.

For additional information, please call (630) 553-5823. If a special accommodation is needed to attend, please notify when registering.

One Comment

  1. elburn cynic

    August 11, 2010 at 7:31 PM

    Wow, sounds like a great program.