Have a food question? Email it to epicuriosity101@llcc.edu

Want to know the best way to cook an Easter ham? Is it OK to heat extra virgin olive oil? Why did my yeast rolls fail to rise? What is an easy and delicious butter cookie recipe?

If you have cooking and baking questions, send them to epicuriosity101@llcc.edu. Epicuriosity 101 is a new column written by LLCC’s Nancy Sweet, Marnie Record and Jay Kitterman for the State Journal-Register food page. Every fourth week they will answer questions that are emailed to that address. It’s a great opportunity to learn and improve your skills in the kitchen! Watch for their column every Wednesday in the SJ-R.

Today at LLCC

12th annual Central Illinois Composting Symposium, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Trutter Center. Participants learn about composting organic materials and other resources to help them be a successful composter. For more info: www.llcc.edu/green-center.

LLCC co-sponsoring area “Roots to Rooftop” tour

LLCC is partnering with several local organizations to host the “Roots to Rooftop” Tour Sunday, July 27, showcasing Springfield area community gardens, urban farms and a rooftop garden.   Be sure to stop at Maldaner’s and the Executive Mansion and check out some of the projects our Workforce programs have done.

For more information, search Roots to Rooftop Tour on Facebook or click here.

Green Celebration tomorrow!

Please join us for a Green Celebration in the Workforce Careers Center Wed., April 23, 4-4:45 p.m.

Displays will feature solar and biodiesel trainers, bio-fueled go-cart, campus prairie, LLCC Environmental Club and Sustainability Team, along with “solar-powered snacks.”

At 4:30 p.m., LLCC Board Chair Justin Reichert will announce new green initiatives of the college and unveil the LEED plaque for the Workforce Careers Center.

Intermediate level English as a Second Language (ESL) class toured Workforce Development Center Tuesday.

intermediate ESL Class on WFDB tour Julie Rourke, director, Workforce Development, can be seen explaining different parts of the Renewable Energies lab.  Students listened and asked questions throughout the building and were excited by what they saw and learned.  The students pictured are from eight different countries (Mali, Mexico, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Indonesia, Bolivia, Cameroon, and Myanmar).  Several students are now considering which program they would like to enroll in.  Thanks, Julie, for your time! – Angela Gerberding, ESL coordinator

Spots still available in Community Garden

The community garden located behind the Workforce Careers Center is open for registration to all faculty, staff, and students at Lincoln Land Community College. Raised beds are available for $20 for the 2014 growing season. If you would like one bed the course number is WST 035-01WF and if you would like to reserve two beds the course number is WST 035-02WF. Please contact Marnie Record at 6-4993 for more information about the garden and for your raised bed assignment. (For more information on how to grow a thousand pounds of tomatoes in one raised bed, contact Judy Jozaitis at 6-2420.)