UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED — Slow Food and preSERVE are joining forces, and you can help them.

UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED. It’s just too darn cold, and the ground is still very much frozen. We’ll post a new date if we get one. 



Slow Food Chicago and preSERVE Garden have an exciting partnership. Here’s how you can join them on their first workday of the year.

Volunteers needed!

Spring is here, and we need your help on Saturday, March 23rd to kick off another successful growing season at the preSERVE Garden in North Lawndale!  With your help, last year we raised a huge crop of sweet potatoes, peas, and more.  Join us as we continue to green-ify the neighborhood and teach the value of growing and eating fresh, healthy foods.

From 10:00 am – 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 23rd, volunteers will spread planting material on the garden beds, clear out debris from the last growing season, and plant greens and radishes.   This is heavy work, so be prepared!  Wear work clothes and shoes and bring work gloves if you have them.Spaces are limited, please RSVP.We’re using VolunteerSpot (an online signup and reminder tool) to organize our work days this year.To sign up for preSERVE Garden Work Days – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/Zm5ZNK
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Date: Saturday, March 23rd

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (come late or leave early- but please RSVP to slowfoodpreserve@gmail.com!)

Location: preSERVE Garden, 12th Place and Central Park Avenue, North Lawndale.  The Homan/Kedzie Blue Line stop is about a 25 minute walk away.

Details:  Bring your own lunch and work gloves, if you have them.
Send any questions to slowfoodpreserve@gmail.com

If you can’t help out on Saturday, March 23rd, but you want to be part of Slow Food Chicago’s preSERVE Garden initiative, let us know!  We’re looking for Team Leaders to help with the garden this summer including managing volunteers and helping with community outreach. All volunteers will share in the harvest!  For more information, or to volunteer for other preSERVE events, visit http://www.slowfoodchicago.org/index.php/preserve-garden/.