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History Through Photographs

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2nd Wednesday Lecture: Edible Gardens and Climate Change

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

| Free
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Edible Gardens and Climate Change: What you can do to improve food production and reduce atmospheric carbon

In this presentation, we will start by going over the formation of soil structure and texture, and atmospheric/terrestrial carbon cycles. With this background knowledge, we will discuss how climate change is affected by rising levels of carbon dioxide, and discuss gardening practices that release and sequester carbon and carbon dioxide. We will also go in-depth at how atmospheric carbon dioxide and soil carbon levels affect plant growth.

About the Presenter: Breanne Heath is an ASHS certified horticulturist and has been teaching people to grow their own food for ten years. She designed and installed one of Chicago’s first edible semi-intensive green roof gardens, and is the owner-operator of a certified organic pick-your-own farm in the city, The Pie Patch. When not at The Pie PatchBreanne teaches adult garden education classes and manages seed saving and demonstration gardens.

Details

Date:
April 12
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 United States

Organizer

Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance
Phone:
773-638-1766
Website:
garfieldconservatory.org
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