·Adults $10 for up to 5 tour/demo sites. Free for children 12 and under and for volunteers.
·Learn more now at http://greencommunityconnections.org/green-living-learning-tour-2012
·Register now at http://2012greenlivingtour.eventbrite.com/
·Get a glimpse of what you can expect with these videos about the tour! http://bit.ly/OGECI3· Volunteer at the tour! (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084BADAA2BA64-2012)·RSVP and invite Friends on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/313292212099066/
Posts Tagged ‘Oak Park’
Join Home to Roost at Oak Park’s family-friendly green festival!
The Village’s third annual celebration of green living – Earth Fest – is schedule for 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sat., April 21, in the LEED Gold-certified Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd.
This year’s event will focus on the local, sustainable food movement. Chef demos, kid-friendly activities, a community mural, farmers, and eco-focused vendors will be included in the day’s events.
Chef demonstrations will be provided throughout the day by four local restaurants including Constructive Chaos in River Forest, Eyrie, The Perfect Dinner, and Marion Street Cheese Market.
In addition to chef demos, the nearly 50 vendors slated to be at Earth Fest will be providing plenty of hands-on activities and information for all ages. Some of the day’s scheduled highlights include:
- Free composting and organic gardening consultation
- Canning demonstrations
- Recycled art projects for kids
- Car sharing information
- Shedd Aquarium’s Right Bite, with information about sustainable seafood
- Energy efficiency tips
- Information on co-friendly landscaping
- Details on raising chickens in Oak Park
A new addition to this year’s festival will be Recycle Alley – an on-site opportunity for residents to bring items to recycle that aren’t part of the normal blue bin recycling program in Oak Park. Items to be recycled include: blue jeans, glasses and hearing aids, prescriptions medication, CFL light bulbs, cell phones, rechargeable batters, and corks.
On Tues., Feb. 14, I had a scheduled visit with Oak Parker Paul Wicklow. A Chicago Tribune reporter and cameraman followed me on the visit, and this story ran in the Feb. 19 Sunday paper. Check out the online coverage and video!
Join Home to Roost and other green endeavors for a bike tour in Oak Park!
The tour will provide an opportunity for Oak Park and River Forest residents to learn about the many green initiatives that their neighbors have implemented and support them in thinking about what they can do in their homes, schools and neighborhoods.
There will be about 15 sites on the tour, including private homes, schools, universities, community gardens, and local businesses. Home to Roost will be at a client’s home.
The tour will run from about 1 PM to 3:45 PM and will end with a gathering at 4 PM to allow participants to debrief.
Register for the tour at www.greencommunityconnections.org starting September 1.
Join us for a class on chicken raising on Saturday, July 30, 2011, from 9:45 – 11:00.
We’ll talk about the basics of raising chickens and have a Q&A time. Great for those of you who are new to the urban chicken phenomenon!
RSVP is requested. Space is limited to 20. Call Bryan at 510.234.4336.
You can also check out the Facebook invite (No log in required.) for more information.
Home to Roost has a mention in this article!
“At the June 20 Oak Park Village Board Meeting, the board voted 6-1 to lift the village’s longstanding ban on beekeeping.
KC Poulos, Sustainability Manager for the Village, said village staff will now draft a beekeeping ordinance…”
I brought a buff Orpington rooster to EarthFest this year, just to jazz things up a bit! The intermittent crowing was a good crowding-gathering gimmick, and it was fun to be working with poultry testosterone again! Here’s a little video posted on YouTube! Watch for the chicken pix!
EarthFest is a community-based event that draws green vendors of both products and services.
Chickens hit the Oak Park Mid-Week Market on June 22!
Home to Roost will be at the Oak Park farmers market from 5 to 9 on Wednesday evening! Come out and meet a chicken!
Then stock up on locally grown fruits and vegetables, or grab a bite for dinner and visit local retailers’ booths! The market is in downtown Oak Park on Lake Street, just east of Harlem Avenue.
From more information on the market, see the Oak Park Mid-Week Market web page.
Earth Fest 2011, a gathering of eco-friendly vendors, groups, children’s activities and live entertainment, is seeking vendors for the event set for 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sat., May 21 at the Oak Park Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd.
This year’s event will feature vendor booths and a variety of kid-friendly activities available outside at the Public Works Center. Some of the items available from the vendors will include clothing, personal care items, books gardening items, services for health and sustainable living, and more.
The event also will coincide with a celebration of Public Works Day, which will feature an open house to give the public an inside look at the LEED-certified Public Works Center with an up-close look at the building and equipment, snacks and much more.
For more information on Earth Fest or to reserve your booth for the event, call 708.660.1443 or e-mail email@example.com.