Posts Tagged ‘Garfield Park Conservatory’

8 and 9 September, 2012: Chickens (and Home to Roost) at Harvest Day, Garfield Park Conservatory


Chicago chicken-keeper Linda Nellett will be at the event with her hens on 9/8, and Home to Roost will be at the event with chicken on Saturday, 9/9.


Harvest Days

Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th
Hours: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: City Garden
Cost: $3 suggested donation per person, GPCA Members and children under 3 are FREE!

Garfield Park Conservatory’s Harvest Days Celebration shines a warm autumn light on the simple and sustainable living is happening all around our busy city. City folk are keeping bees, caring for goats, collecting eggs from their home-grown chickens, making compost, and harvesting organic fruits and vegetables to feed their families. Come join us for this two day celebration of urban pioneer living and celebrate the “good life” going on right now! Attendees will enjoy the big backyard of the Conservatory, where fun will be harvested all weekend. As a family-focused event, the day is filled with lots of down-home activities.

Activities Will Include:

• Live music and dance lessons, featuring The Hump Night
Thumpers, 3rd Sunday String Band, and more

• Opening of our new Demonstration Garden

• Beekeeping demonstrations and honey tasting from the
Conservatory’s own hives

• Recipe swap – bring a recipe from home to share! Take
home a featured Harvest Days Soup recipe from Martha
Bayne, author of the Soup and Bread Cookbook: Building
Community One Pot at a Time

• Cooking demonstrations, with chefs such as
David Rosenthall of Inspiration Kitchens

• Live goats and chickens

• Worm picking and a compost harvesting station

• Horse-drawn hay rides around the gardens for $1

• Corn husk crafts, potato sack races, and lawn games

• Kohl’s StoryBus featuring “Little Red Hen”

• Veggie Bingo Swap and Share – bring veggies from your
garden to swap with other bingo participants

• Food trucks with food for purchase

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April 30, 2011: Home to Roost at Green and Growing, Garfield Park Conservatory


Home to Roost will have a vendor table and be doing a six-point inspection demo on how to assess a chicken’s health on April 30 at the Garfield Park Conservatory.

19th Annual Green and Growing Fair

Saturday, April 30th
Hours: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Place: Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N. Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624-1996

Cost: Free admission

Kick off the growing season with the 19th Annual Green & Growing Fair at the Garfield Park Conservatory. The fair, sponsored by GreenNet, Chicago’s Urban Greening Network, plunges into spring by hosting a variety of vendors, workshops, demonstrations, and family activities to get your rusty green thumb up and running.

On the Schedule for the Day

Gather resources for starting community gardens at GreenNet “Stop & Grow” Member Stations.

Purchase heirloom seeds, unique seedlings, and other inspirational garden materials to jumpstart the growing season.

Participate in family take home planting activities

Attend mini workshops, hosted by the Chicago Department of Transportation

Visit outdoor demonstration stations on the Bluestone Terrace from 10 am to 2 pm:

  • Basics of Composting, facilitated by U of I Extension Master Composters Learn about the basics of composting, from backyard bins to indoor worm composting.
  • Rot Pot Seed Starting, facilitated by GPCA Volunteers Plant One Seed Chicago Candidates in a newspaper rot pot, then make a recycled garden marker for your future garden.
  • Tool Sharpening, with Chicago Botanic Garden Green Youth Farm Watch and learn how to sharpen your own tools. Bring your own tools, and get them sharpened for a small fee.

The winner of One Seed Chicago’s Seed of the Year will be announced at Noon. Vote before April 1st at http://www.OneSeedChicago.com. Free packets of the winning seed will be distributed at the Green and Growing Fair. Complete the season by submitting what you’ve grown to the annual Harvest Showcase at Garfield Park Conservatory’s County Fair in September.

Share food and live music with friends in our Green Café

Participate in a silent auction of urban gardening treasures

Shop our used gardening book sale

For more information, please contact Robin Cline at 773-638-1766 x.18 or rcline@garfieldpark.org. Interested vendors and exhibitors should contact Julie Samuels at 312-863-6292 or jsamuels@openlands.org. Please visit GreenNet Chicago’s website at http://www.greennetchicago.org.

19th Annual Green and Growing Fair
Saturday, April 30th
Hours: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Throughout the Conservatory

Cost: Free admission

 

Kick off the growing season with the 19th Annual Green & Growing Fair at the Garfield Park Conservatory. The fair, sponsored by GreenNet, Chicago’s Urban Greening Network, plunges into spring by hosting a variety of vendors, workshops, demonstrations, and family activities to get your rusty green thumb up and running.

 

On the Schedule for the Day:

 

Gather resources for starting community gardens at GreenNet “Stop & Grow” Member Stations.

Purchase heirloom seeds, unique seedlings, and other inspirational garden materials to jumpstart the growing season.

Participate in family take home planting activities

Attend mini workshops, hosted by the Chicago Department of Transportation

Visit outdoor demonstration stations on the Bluestone Terrace from 10 am to 2 pm:

 

Basics of Composting, facilitated by U of I Extension Master Composters Learn about the basics of composting, from backyard bins to indoor worm composting.

Rot Pot Seed Starting, facilitated by GPCA Volunteers Plant One Seed Chicago Candidates in a newspaper rot pot, then make a recycled garden marker for your future garden.

Tool Sharpening, with Chicago Botanic Garden Green Youth Farm Watch and learn how to sharpen your own tools. Bring your own tools, and get them sharpened for a small fee.

 

The winner of One Seed Chicago’s Seed of the Year will be announced at Noon. Vote before April 1st at www.OneSeedChicago.com. Free packets of the winning seed will be distributed at the Green and Growing Fair. Complete the season by submitting what you’ve grown to the annual Harvest Showcase at Garfield Park Conservatory’s County Fair in September.

Share food and live music with friends in our Green Café

Participate in a silent auction of urban gardening treasures

Shop our used gardening book sale

 

For more information, please contact Robin Cline at 773-638-1766 x.18 or rcline@garfieldpark.org. Interested vendors and exhibitors should contact Julie Samuels at 312-863-6292 or jsamuels@openlands.org. Please visit GreenNet Chicago’s website at www.greennetchicago.org.