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Fwd: Organic Gardening Day

Just passing this along for any who might be interested and live close
enough to the Champaign - Urbana, IL area to participate.

Begin forwarded message:

> Dear Potential Organic Gardening Day Attendees:
>         This letter is to announce that Organic Gardening Day 2004 has
> been scheduled for Saturday, November 20, from 8:00 am through 4:30
> pm, at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center, 1001 Killarney
> St., Urbana, IL. The Holiday Inn is just south and west of exit #183
> off I-74 (Lincoln Avenue), conveniently located and easy to find. This
> is the same location as the past several Herb Days.
>         In a format similar to Herb Day, organic gardening experts
> from around the country will present five educational sessions to
> inspire organic gardening and living throughout the coming year.
>        Dr. Rhonda Janke, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist
> at Kansas State University, with major focus on sustainable cropping
> systems, who is also a former research director at Rodale Institute,
> will set the stage with a presentation entitled, The Practical Side of
> Organic Gardening.
>        Dr. Leslie Cooperband, who was recently promoted to Associate
> Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, has done extensive
> research there into composting and organic soil building. Leslie has
> now moved into a position with University of Illinois Extension, and
> will speak about Building An Organic Garden from the Soil Up.
>        Rosemary Divock, herbal author, speaker, gardener, and cooking
> enthusiast, from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, will tempt our taste buds by
> demonstrating several recipes utilizing Harvest Bounty in the Organic
> Kitchen. Rosemary is a regular exhibitor in the retail area at Herb
> Day, whom many of you will recognize.
>        Dr. Melvin Epp, currently is the director of botanical
> research and activity at The Center for Human Functioning
> International, in Wichita, Kansas. Mel maintains a large organic
> garden at The Center, which supplies much of the organic produce used
> in the cafeteria there. He will explain the benefits of organic
> produce in our diet in a presentation entitled Organics and a Healthy
> Lifestyle.
>    Dr. Rick Weinzierl, Entomology Professor and Extension Specialist
> in the Crop
>      Sciences Department at the University of Illinois, and author of
> circulars on biological control and beneficial insects, will wrap up
> the day's program by explaining Organic Insect Management.
>         There will be a retail area associated with this event, where
> a broad spectrum of organic garden-related products will be offered
> for sale. Get a jump-start on the 2005 gardening season by shopping
> now. Morning coffee and tea will be available near the exhibit area,
> and an organic-theme lunch buffet will be served in the Atrium. The
> capacity of the lecture room will be 250, so be sure to send your
> reservations in early to avoid disappointment.
>         Attendees may register and reserve lunch at any time through
> November 12, as long as space remains available. Registrations will be
> allotted on a first come, first served basis, based on postmarks, so
> reserve now. Once the available 250 spaces are filled, we will begin
> returning registration checks. On-site registration will only be
> available if all 250 seats are not filled by pre-registration. Receipt
> of registration will not be sent, but you may confirm that your
> registration has been recorded by contacting Carol Preston, either by
> phone at (217) 333-7738 or e-mail: preston1@uiuc.edu
>         Cost of registration, including lunch, is only $49 per person.
> This includes seating in the lectures, coffee and tea during morning
> registration, an organic theme lunch buffet (including vegetarian
> options), and access to the retail area. A vegan plate is available,
> but only if specified on the registration form. Reservations must be
> received no later than November 12, 2004, to guarantee lunch.
> Registration after this date will also cost $49, but will not include
> lunch. Those interested in attending should mail checks, payable to
> the University of Illinois, to:  Organic Gardening Day 2004, Attn:
> Carol Preston, S-406 Turner Hall, 1102 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana,
> Illinois 61801 (see enclosed return envelope) to reserve registration
> and lunch. For more information, call (217) 333-7738 or e-mail
> preston1@uiuc.edu and mention Organic Gardening Day 2004. Sorry,
> credit card orders cannot be accepted, and cancellations will not be
> refunded. Registrations may be transferred to another individual, as
> long as Carol is notified of the name change by November 12.
>                                                                 Sincere
> ly,
>                                                                 Chuck
> Voigt
>                                                                 Vegetab
> le and Herb Specialist
> Registration Form
> For Organic Gardening Day 2004 on Saturday, November 20:
> Participants name (for nametag), address, and phone number (please
> print):
> 1.
> 2.
> 3.
> 4.
> 5.
> 6.
> Total number of registrations requested:                  x  $49 = $
> Number for vegan option.                
> Grand total:  $                 
> Send check, payable to UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, to Organic Gardening
> Day 2004, Attn: Carol Preston, S-406 Turner Hall, 1102 S. Goodwin
> Ave., Urbana, IL 61801. Sorry, no credit card orders.

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