Openlands’ popular TreeKeeper certification course starts June 1st. Take your landscaping skills to the next level: The TreeKeepers Program is an 8-day course taught by nationally and world-renowned experts, focused on managing and reducing the threats to forest health. Topics covered include tree physiology and soils, tree identification, pruning, tree selection, planting and mulching, and… Read more Become a TreeKeeper with Openlands
The Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago’s Children (CLOCC) is offering a workshop on healthy food donations— great info for any gardens with food donation programs! HEALTHY FOOD ACCESS WORKSHOP Best Practices in Healthy Food Donations to the Emergency Food System Monday, March 6, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. McCormick Tribune YMCA 1834 North… Read more Join CLOCC for a Healthy Food Access Workshop
Gardeners use the winter months to restore their spirit, stock up on ideas, and gather resources for the spring. NeighborSpace is offering two action-packed winter workshop sessions on Saturday, February 6th that will get you and your fellow gardeners ready for the growing season. Come meet us, eat free lunch, ask questions, and get support. TOOL… Read more NeighborSpace Winter Workshops on February 6th – RSVP
It’s time again to sign up for Openlands’s terrific GardenKeepers class. This year’s session will take place at McKinley Library Park. Register at the Openlands website. Registration deadline is October 29th. Do you want to grow your own food in a garden you share with friends and neighbors? Are you a part of a community… Read more It’s time for GardenKeepers!
Chicago is hosting the 2014 American Community Garden Association (ACGA) Conference. We are now accepting proposals from individuals who would like to lead an education session during the conference. Selected presenters can earn a $100 discount towards their conference registration. The American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) is a non-profit organization of professionals and volunteers who… Read more Call for Proposals: ACGA 2014 Conference
The Bionutrient Food Association’s Dan Kittredge is leading a series of workshops around the country targeted at growing the most nutrient-rich crops possible. The Chicago workshop takes place Saturday, March 29th and Sunday March 30th, and you can register here. The North Lawndale Greening Committee, The Garfield Park Community Council, and The Garfield Park Conservatory… Read more Maximize Bionutrients with this Two-Day Workshop
It has been a long cold winter, but spring is around the corner. Even before the soil warms, you can be ready to get your garden growing. Come to this workshop for inspiration and hands on tips for success. All three instructors have been working in community gardens through out the city for over 15… Read more Let’s Get Growing! Spring Tips for the Community Gardener – March 15th
Christy Webber Farm and Garden offers numerous free workshops. March offerings include vermicomposting, summer bulbs, and chicken- and bee-keeping. Get your season started with some free learning! Christy Webber Farm & Garden Classes
Our friends at Growing Power run a Farmers for Chicago Program with some great opportunities this spring. Want to get your hands dirty? Try the Farmers for Chicago Workshop Program, a series of one- and multi-day workshops running through spring. Topics range from composting and beekeeping to marketing and project management. Already targeted on farming?… Read more Growing Power – Join Farmers for Chicago this spring.
Our friends at KAMII congregation are hosting a Food Justice & Sustainability Weekend from January 17 to 19 inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr. and by Tu B’Shevat, an “ancient agricultural tax day that was reinterpreted to have spiritual significance by the Jewish mystics in the middle ages…now considered the Jewish arbor day.” NeighborSpace’s own… Read more KAMII hosts Food Justice and Sustainability Weekend