2017 Spring Garden Events

Wild Things 2017 Conference
Saturday, February 18 2017 9am – 6pm
This is the seventh biennial Wild Things Conference, bringing together volunteers, advocates, citizen scientists, researchers, and nature enthusiasts from across the Chicago region. We look forward to welcoming you to our new conference space at the UIC Forum for an inspiring day of presentations, workshops, and networking opportunities designed for the conservation community.

See this link for details: http://www.wildthingscommunity.org/wild-things-conference-2017

Little Village Seed Swap Event
Friday, February 24 2017 6pm to 8pm
La Villita Community Church
2300 S. Millard, Ave. Chicago IL 60623

  • Bring your seeds;
  • Learn how to start them;
  • Meet other gardeners!

See this link for details: http://chicagocommunitygardens.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/little_village_seed_swap_flyer.png

Peterson Garden Project – 8th Annual Seed Swap
Sunday, March 5th 2017 1pm to 4pm
5917 N Broadway St. Chicago, Illinois 60660
2nd Floor Ballroom

Whether you saved seeds from plants grown in your garden, have leftover new or used seed packets, or are looking for seeds, the 8th Annual Seed Swap in the place to be! You never know what you will find – gardeners are generous people, after all. Reconnect with old friends and meet new ones as we all get excited about growing together in 2017!

See this link for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/232644777187892/

McKinley Park Play Garden Fundraiser
Saturday, March 25 2017 7pm to 10pm
The McKinley Park Play Garden at 3518-28 S. Wolcott, will be a community-led space where neighbors can connect while children explore and make their own nature memories. The MPPG organizing committee envisions a play stage for children to entertain each other and their parents, where area schools and community groups can gather for performances. Circling the garden will be a forest climbing path kids can traverse. The flagpole will be surrounded by a multi-level fortress. Kids will be able to concoct all kinds of “tasty” stone soups in the mud kitchen and engage their imaginations in the shipwreck gravel pit.

The MPPG organizing committee is hosting a fundraiser from 7-10pm on Saturday, March 25 at Co-Prosperity Sphere in Bridgeport. Tickets for the fundraiser are selling for a suggested donation of $25 each. Donations of $100 or more will be commemorated with an etching in the garden!

Fundraiser Event Brite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mckinley-park-play-garden-fundraiser-tickets-29081583800

Public Good page:
https://publicgood.com/org/neighborspace/campaign/mckinley-park-play-garden

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