Phillips Recreation Center
Collective efforts as good stewards of our environment and community are vital in the fight against climate change, and often have positive benefits to human health. This program series is designed to support additional learning in new areas with help from local experts.
Age 10 and up; a registered adult must accompany children under 15
March 26: Intro to Bicycle Maintenance – Register by Mar. 19
Learn about proper tire pressure, how to fix a flat tire, adjusting brakes, weight distribution, and more with the University of Illinois Campus Bike Center.
April 16: Health and Sustainability in the Kitchen – Register by Apr. 9
Find out tips for local sourcing/purchasing practices, eliminating single-use plastics, and tasty ecofriendly recipes with Ann Swanson of Hendrick House Farm. Also in collaboration with physician Japhia Ramkumar and dietitian Erin Meyer with CRAFH. The April 16 workshop will include a short discussion on the food-farm-health nexus in collaboration with CRAFH, the Coalition of Regenerative Agriculture, Food, and Health. CRAFH work is supported through the Illinois Regenerative Agriculture Initiative at the University of Illinois.
May 7: Composting Methods and Practices – Register by Apr. 30
Explore home composting, troubleshooting, soil health, and available resources with Courtney Kwong, City of Urbana Recycling Coordinator.