2nd Wednesday Lecture: The Art of Urban Foraging

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A Journey to Reconnecting & Remembering

Foraging – “to obtain food or provisions from (a place).”

We welcome you to space in the name of appreciating the lovely plants and nature that is within and around us – with Nina Lawrin, of loveren collections!

Tips, tricks, and lessons learned in navigating through the unique challenges and possibilities to safely forage within Chicago will be discussed, so that you too can reconnect to the land and create a healthier environment for generations to come.

We will discuss some challenges and policies that surround local foraging as well as parallel challenges of the San community of Namibia and Native American communities here in the U.S. – especially in the face of climate change.

*We will not be foraging within Garfield Park Conservatory – this includes the indoor and outdoor areas of the space*

This experience is free and open to the public. Please RSVP!

At Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance we hope to accommodate you in you having your best experience. If you have an accommodation request related to a disability, please contact us here. We look forward to assisting you.

2nd Wednesday Lecture: Identifying our Nature

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Identifying our Nature

We welcome you to learn and share biodiversity information to connect ourselves with nature!

Cassi Saari, a local ecological consultant and field botanist, will be enlightening us of iNaturalist! It is a crowdsourced species identification system and an organism occurrence recording tool that works as a nature “journal” to learn more about plant species, look for fun places to explore, and contribute to global database / community science – plus so much more!

Here are some of Cassi’s observations via iNaturalist!

This experience is free and open to the public. Excited to see you!

Free & open to the public – please RSVP!

At Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance we hope to accommodate you in you having your best experience. If you have an accommodation request related to a disability, please contact us here. We look forward to assisting you.

2nd Wednesday Lecture: A Journey from Chicago to the Rainforest

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Chasing Dreams: A Journey from Chicago to the Rainforest

What does it really mean to chase a life-long dream?

We welcome you to the Garfield Park Conservatory to experience a stunning visual journey presented by Mike Talladen, a Chicago-based photographer, who’s eager to share with you the unforgettable ride.

Explore the rainforests and wildlife of Sumatra and the Peruvian Amazon inch-by-verdant-inch while also taking an in-depth look at eco-tourism, conservation vs palm oil, permaculture, wildlife rescue, and all of the ways our daily lives can (and do!) impact places and things halfway across the world.

Free & open to the public – please RSVP!

At Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance we hope to accommodate you in you having your best experience. If you have an accommodation request related to a disability, please contact us here. We look forward to assisting you.

2nd Wednesday Lecture: Food for the Body and Mind

Food For the Body and Mind

Spring time is here – we welcome you to come partake in a delightful time where people and plants come together.

Take a journey with us to the transformative world of yoga and gardening to feed your body and your soul – led by Yoga Gardens ecovillage, long time community leaders, and teachers aiding and uplifting Garfield Park residents through free yoga and meditation classes daily.

Centered in sustainable living, women Empowerment,  childcare, and solar energy; and home to a Yoga Garden fully equipped with raised vegetable beds growing only organic and non-GMO food, plants, flowers and a huge deck for yoga practice and classes – we are in for a real treat!

We will be guided through a basic yoga and meditation practice and discuss the tremendous benefits of combining healthy eating with spiritual well-being!

Check out their website for more info: www.yogagardens.org

FREE & open to all! RSVP encouraged (click here)!

We are excited to see you!

2nd Wednesday Lecture: Urban Permaculture

2nd Wednesday Lecture: Urban Permaculture – Food Forests & Garden Design

As we exit winter and enter the implementation stages for our community landscapes, we invite you to recieve information on how to apply: earth care, people care, and fair share to your growing plans.

Matthew Stephens (left), of Sacred Ecology Design, and Jacob Klippenstein (right) of SoJu Productions are co-founders of a bike co-op & partners in urban greening around Chicago.

The will share info on Urban Permaculture (sustainable, regenerative, self-sufficient agriculture).

 

We will learn some new & familiar techniques, as well as immediate applications that can have major positive impact on our surroundings!

 

FREE and open to the public. RSVP’s encouraged. Excited to see you!

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