Friday, November 11, 2011

Kankakee Community College Hosting Free Screening of Aldo Leopold Documentary

Kankakee Community College is sponsoring a free screening of the documentary "Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time" on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. at Kankakee Community College in the Workforce Development Center Conference Hall, Room D140.  According to KCC's website: "Trisha Steele, who has completed the Aldo Leopold Foundation’s Land Ethic Leaders program, will be in attendance and will facilitate a discussion following the film.  The movie and discussion at KCC is a Green Happenings event, sponsored by the Council for Community Sustainability and the KCC Student Life Office."

Aldo Leopold is considered a father of the conservation movement.  His collection of essays in "The Sand County Almanac" has sold millions of copies and in the essays Leopold describes his idea of a land ethic, the responsible relationship between people and the land.  For more information on Leopold and a preview of the film, view the trailer from "Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time":

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Kankakee Winter Farmers' Market starts Saturday, November 5, 2011

Downtown Kankakee's Majestic Center will host the 2011-2012 Kankakee Winter Farmers' Market

Kankakee's Winter Farmers' Market will begin Saturday, November 5th, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Majestic Center at 150 N. Schuyler Ave. in downtown Kankakee.  The market will continue through April.  The market will be closed December 24th and 31st.