The Natural Land Institute Education Committee presents three lectures to inform the public about the importance of native plants, pollinators, water conservation and how these things tie in to what we like to eat and drink. NLI will also share information about their new Conservation@Home and @Work programs.
Wed., April 25, 5:45-6:30pm - Increasing the Buzz in Your Community Speaker: Barbara Williams, Naturalist (attendees are encouraged to attend Rocktown Adventures’ Reel Paddling Film Festival after the lecture, also at PSB)
Wed., June 27, 6:00-7:00pm -Water: Liquid, Solid, Gas, Beer Speaker: Laura Sjoquist, Community Conservation Coordinator, Natural Land Institute
Wed., August 29, 6:00-7:00pm - Foraging: Eat Local, Drink Local Speaker, Josh Tourville, Sous Chef, Prairie Street Brewing Co.
Directions: Prairie Street Brewing Co. - Prairie Street Brewhouse - 200 Prairie St., Rockford, IL 61107: From the East --- Take East State Street heading West toward the river. Turn right on Jefferson, then right on 1st street. At the second intersection, turn left on Prairie Street. Proceed across Madison Street and the building will be ahead on your right. The event entrance is on the North side of the building. ---- From the North --- Take IL251/North Second Street south, past Sinnissippi Park and the Nicholas Conservatory. Turn right on Y Blvd and follow that as it curves to the left and turns into Madison Street. Proceed down Madison Street and turn right at either Hill or Prairie Street. The event entrance is on the North side of the building (adjacent to Hill Street).