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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