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GreenNet Chicago's 13th Annual Green and Growing Fair

  • Subject: [cg] GreenNet Chicago's 13th Annual Green and Growing Fair
  • From: "Aaron Durnbaugh" adurnbaugh@cityofchicago.org
  • Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 12:06:42 -0500

Join Chicago's Community Greening Network for the Green and Growing Fair at the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park, Chicago, IL:  April 30, 10 am -4 pm.  

Entrance to the Fair is Free!  Visitors may participate in hands-on activities in the Conservatory's Demonstration Garden, in a silent auction, view exhibits, purchase plants, fresh produce, seeds, books and more from a number of greening vendors and learn how to become part of the Chicago urban gardening scene. 

The day also features workshops ranging from composting to butterfly gardening to information for school teachers to "Backyard Gourmet"- focusing on homegrown, slow food. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., participants may register for four workshops from the list below for $10.
7	Butterfly Gardens
7	Composting
7	Art in the Garden
7	Involving Community in School Gardens
7	"What's Up With Food in Chicago" - a panel on Chicago's food system
7	Small Space Design/Container Gardening
7	Rain Gardens - garden designs that take advantage of natural conditions
7	Backyard Gourmet - using homegrown produce for "slow food" meals
Also featured during the fair, patrons will enjoy the grand opening of the Garfield Market Place showcasing a full service garden center, artist studios and boutique shops.

GreenNet is a coalition of organizations and public agencies committed to sharing information and resources and to developing join efforts to improve the quality, amount, use, and wide geographic distribution of sustainable, green open space in the City of Chicago. Members include the Chicago Park District, archi-treasures, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago Department of Environment GreenCorps, Chicago Reach, Friends of the Park, Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, Heifer Project International, NeighborSpace, Openlands Project, Rain Garden Network, and WRD Environmental.

Aaron Durnbaugh

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