Soil in the City: Enhancing Urban Soils for Living Landscapes and Healthy Communities

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Update: full conference schedule now available! The theme of this conference is “restoring our available urban land and optimizing local resources, while protecting environmental and human health and enhancing socio-cultural dialogue.” The conference will focus on three themes: (i) Urban …

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Veggie Bingo at the Hideout

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Get your gambling and veggie fixes met at the same time with Veggie Bingo at the Hideout, all summer long. From 5:30 to 8:00 pm, every Wednesday from June 18th to August 20th, the Hideout will host Veggie Bingo. The …

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T’ai Chi Chih in Burling Park

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Deborah Sitron, our neighbor and nationally-certified T’ai Chi Chih instructor, will again be offering classes in Burling Park. T’ai Chi Chih is a series of gentle movements and one pose that is easy to learn and brings peace of mind, …

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Xochiquetzal Peace Garden Gazebo Celebration

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Celebrate Xochiquetzal Peace Garden’s new gazebo. Friends-Music-Food Music by local musicians and groups from Whittier Dual Language Elementary School, which is directly across the street from the Xochiquetzal Garden/Gazebo. Food by local chefs. Early arrivals can participate in an art …

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Food Not Bombs Community Garden Project

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Chicagoist has a great post about the Food Not Bombs Community Garden Project‘s work in transforming an abandoned police station in Pilsen: Taking a break from bringing over jugs of water filled from a house nearby, Eli Gonzalez, who grew …

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Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse Plant Sale

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Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse will offer more than 150 varieties of organically-grown vegetable, herb, and flower seedlings. Customers can expect a wide variety of open-pollinated and heirloom tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants. Other highlights include an assortment of herbs, greens and …

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*POSTPONED* Connecting Chicago Community Gardens (CCCG) Meeting

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THIS MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Openlands along with our partners at NeighborSpace and gardeners from the Connecting Chicago’s Community Gardens (CCCG) network invite you to join us as we plan community gardening events for the summer and …

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Chicago Botanic Garden School Gardening Conference

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Professional Development Opportunity for Educators On June 28, 2014, the Chicago Botanic Garden is hosting the 16th School Gardening Conference “Next Generation of School Gardening”, for all grade levels. This conference provides an inspiring showcase of presentations, from tips to …

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Seedling sales and Workdays at the Howard Street Farm

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*ATTENTION: In response to requests, we have added a non-Saturday date for Seedling Sales. We will be selling seedlings this coming Sunday, May 25th from 10 am to 2 pm.* Choose local, lovingly, and organically-grown seedlings for your garden this …

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Seedling sales and Workdays at the Howard Street Farm

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*ATTENTION: In response to requests, we have added a non-Saturday date for Seedling Sales. We will be selling seedlings this coming Sunday, May 25th from 10 am to 2 pm.* Choose local, lovingly, and organically-grown seedlings for your garden this …

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