September 22 – The Macon County Office of the University of Illinois Extension has programs will offer a lesson on composting, a tree walk and an archery program over the next couple weeks.
Composting: As part of the Four Seasons Gardening series, educator Duane Friend will provide tips on improving compost quality and having the right mix of materials during a 1:30 p.m. program Tuesday at the Decatur Public Library. The program can also be viewed via webinar, and another webinar will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
The program is free but requires registration one day in advance. To register for the library session, visit go.illinois.edu/dmp or call 217-877-6042. To register for either webinar, visit go.illinois.edu/4seasons_webinars. Recordings of all sessions will be available at go.illinois.edu/fourseasonsrecordings.
Tree walk: The “Walk in the Park” Fairview Park Tree Walk is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. Sunday, presented by the Glacier’s Edge Master Naturalists. Guests will start their tour at the main pavilion, where they will pick up an identification guide and map showing where to find more than 80 species of trees throughout the park.
Participants can visit one of five marked stations for guided tours and to learn about tree identification techniques. The walk is free and light refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Dean Hyde at 1-217-877-6042.
Archery club: Children age 8-18 are invited to learn about archery in an introductory club with the Macon County 4-H. The club will encourage kids to try archery in a safe, hands-on environment supervised by certified adults. Equipment will be provided.
The club will run Mondays from 6:30-7:45 p.m. beginning October 1 at East Park Baptist Church, 1919 S. Baltimore Ave. The program costs $20 for current 4-H members or $40 for new members. Class size is limited.
Register online at go.illinois.edu/dmp by Thursday. For more information contact Becky Hugo at 1-217-877-6042 or by email at email@example.com.