Thursday, March 8, 2012

Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse presents a Gardening Exchange Even

Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse presents a
Gardening Exchange Event
Saturday, March 10 from 11-4 pm
Jump start your spring at Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse’s second annual Gardening Exchange Event. Bring your friends and connect with your neighbors at this community event and fundraiser.
You will have the opportunity to take basic organic gardening classes and find gently used gardening and cooking tools at bargain prices. All proceeds will support Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse’s programs that connect kids to nature and healthy foods. Purchases can be made with cash and checks, no credit cards will be accepted.

Free Gardening Demonstrations
Worm Composting, Winter Sowing, Lawn to Lake Water Model Demonstration, High Tunnel Construction, Soil Block Demonstration

Let’s Start Growing Workshops 1-4 pm
$20 for series(cash only, register on site)
Grow Veggies Grow
Seneca Kern, We Farm America
Want to get started growing your own fresh organic produce here in the city, but don't know where to begin? WeFarm America will provide the basic tools and resources to get you started safely and confidently outdoors or indoors, backyard, porch or balcony.

Crop Diversity In Gardens
Dave Snyder, Uncommon Grounds Rooftop Gardener
Across the world, there has been a dramatic decrease in crop varieties available, but home gardeners can make a difference. This workshop provides a brief overview of the crisis and uses it as a framework for ways of planning your home or community garden plot.

Landscaping with Native Plants
Rebecca Schillo, Ecologist
3:15 – 4:00 p.m.
Native plants are well-adapted to our region's soils and climate making them a lower-maintenance, more environmentally-friendly choice than many of their ornamental counterparts. Native plants can also provide crucial habitat for our birds, butterflies, and pollinators. Come discover more about the complex interactions between native plants and insects and the difference between planting an ornamental species like butterfly bush (Buddleia spp.) and a native species like butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa).

Kirsten Akre Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse 3501 N. Kilbourn Chicago, IL 60641 greenhouse: tel:773-685-3359 LIKE us on Facebook for Program Information

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