Homegrown lifestyle series set

Iowa State University Extension Region 7 is offering a 12-part Homegrown Lifestyle series, beginning March 14 and ending May 30.

The meetings are designed for those who want to reconnect with the land, grow food for their own use, and create a sustainable landscape.

Homegrown Lifestyle will be offered from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each Thursday rotating among Region 7’s four Extension offices in Fort Dodge, Webster City, Humboldt and Clarion.

The 12-week spring short course is for people living on a large lot or small acreage who are interested in producing food for their own use in a way that sustains their natural environment.

The webinar portion of each session will be taught by Extension educators with expertise in the topics. They will bring the science of getting started to the class.

Each session also will include locally organized activities for a hands-on experience.

Topics covered during the course include edible landscape design, soil and water conservation, growing and preserving vegetables, fruits and wild crops; backyard poultry, beekeeping, grazing and ruminants, and wildlife management.

The registration deadline is March 7 and the registration fee is $179. The fee includes a comprehensive resource guide of publications that support the content of the webinars and workshops.

Register online at www.homegrownlifestyle.org. Registrations must be completed by March 7.

For more information about Homegrown Lifestyle visit www.homegrownlifestyle.org, or contact local coordinator at yvonne@iastate.edu.