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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested vendors and exhibitors should contact Julie Samuels at 312-863-6292 or email@example.com. Please visit GreenNet Chicago’s website at http://www.greennetchicago.org.