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Saturday, July 15 2017 | 11:30am to 12:30pm

Weekly Children’s Garden Activity – “Flower Bookmarks”
Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center
Northeast Side near Anthropologie
Skokie, IL 60077

Visit our garden educators at the organic garden growing right in your local shopping mall! Each week we engage children and families in a seasonal edible education activity. Free and open to the public. This week, pick your favorite flowers and leaves from the garden and learn how to transform them into a bookmark!


Saturday, July 15 2017 | 9:30am to 10:15am

Edible Gardens Workshop
The Edible Gardens in Lincoln Park Zoo’s Farm-in-the-Zoo
1911 N Stockton Drive, Chicago IL 60614 

Come visit The Edible Gardens planted and maintained by Green City Market. Experience the urban agriculture movement growing right in the heart of Lincoln Park Zoo! Our team of expert garden educators will lead you on a walk-through tour of the organic garden and share their tips and how-to’s for eating nutritiously and growing your own food. You’ll also join us in seasonal hands-on gardening tasks from seeding and planting, to soil prep and composting, to harvesting and tasting. Free and open to the public.


Saturday, July 22 2017 | 11:30am to 12:30pm

Weekly Children’s Garden Activity – “Garden Crown”
Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center
Northeast Side near Anthropologie
Skokie, IL 60077

Visit our garden educators at the organic garden growing right in your local shopping mall! Each week we engage children and families in a seasonal edible education activity. Free and open to the public. This week, use multicolored dried leaves to decorate your crown!


Saturday, July 29 2017 | 11:30am to 12:30pm

Weekly Children’s Garden Activity – “Seed Packets”
Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center
Northeast Side near Anthropologie
Skokie, IL 60077

Visit our garden educators at the organic garden growing right in your local shopping mall! Each week we engage children and families in a seasonal edible education activity. Free and open to the public. This week, create and design seed packets and then fill them with seeds to plant at home!


Saturday, July 29 2017 | 1:30 to 2:30pm

“From the Organic Garden to the Kitchen”
Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center
Near The Cube 
Skokie, IL 60077

Join our expert garden educators in the garden to ask your home growing questions and participate in harvesting seasonal crops. Then, Sur La Table’s chef will demo simple recipes using your freshly picked ingredients!


Saturday, August 5 2017 | 11:30am to 12:30pm

Weekly Children’s Garden Activity – “Leaf & Flower Press”
Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center
Northeast Side near Anthropologie
Skokie, IL 60077

Visit our garden educators at the organic garden growing right in your local shopping mall! Each week we engage children and families in a seasonal edible education activity. Free and open to the public. This week, create a leaf/flower press using recycled materials. Collect flowers and leaves from the garden to press at home!


Wednesday, August 9 2017 | 10am

“Top Ten Edibles for Chicagoland”
Elawa Farm
1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest IL 60045

Join our Lead Garden Educator, Adrienne Detanico, at beautiful Elawa Farm to learn about the best crops to grow in the Chicago area. Adrienne will guide you through The Organic Gardener’s favorite varieties of delicious, easy-to-grow crops and provide tips for planting, care, and harvest of each. Register online.


Saturday, August 12 2017 | 11:30am to 12:30pm

Weekly Children’s Garden Activity – “Root Views”
Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center
Northeast Side near Anthropologie
Skokie, IL 60077

Visit our garden educators at the organic garden growing right in your local shopping mall! Each week we engage children and families in a seasonal edible education activity. Free and open to the public. This week, plant a variety of seeds in a clear container to understand how roots grow and what they look like!


Saturday, August 19 2017 | 11:30am to 12:30pm

Weekly Children’s Garden Activity – “Garden Journals”
Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center
Northeast Side near Anthropologie
Skokie, IL 60077

Visit our garden educators at the organic garden growing right in your local shopping mall! Each week we engage children and families in a seasonal edible education activity. Free and open to the public. This week, become a garden investigator! Your journal is full of activities to do in the garden and at home.


Saturday, August 19 2017 | 9:30am to 10:15am

Edible Gardens Workshop
The Edible Gardens in Lincoln Park Zoo’s Farm-in-the-Zoo
1911 N Stockton Drive, Chicago IL 60614 

Come visit The Edible Gardens planted and maintained by Green City Market. Experience the urban agriculture movement growing right in the heart of Lincoln Park Zoo! Our team of expert garden educators will lead you on a walk-through tour of the organic garden and share their tips and how-to’s for eating nutritiously and growing your own food. You’ll also join us in seasonal hands-on gardening tasks from seeding and planting, to soil prep and composting, to harvesting and tasting. Free and open to the public.


Saturday, August 26 2017 | 11:30am to 12:30pm

Weekly Children’s Garden Activity – “Tissue Paper Flower”
Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center
Northeast Side near Anthropologie
Skokie, IL 60077

Visit our garden educators at the organic garden growing right in your local shopping mall! Each week we engage children and families in a seasonal edible education activity. Free and open to the public. This week, use tissue paper to create vibrant, colorful flowers. No need to water them!


Saturday, August 26 2017 | 1:30 to 2:30pm

“From the Organic Garden to the Kitchen”
Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center
Near The Cube 
Skokie, IL 60077

Join our expert garden educators in the garden to ask your home growing questions and participate in harvesting seasonal crops. Then, Sur La Table’s chef will demo simple recipes using your freshly picked ingredients!


Saturday, September 2 2017 | 11:30am to 12:30pm

Weekly Children’s Garden Activity – “Chlorophyll Art Rubbings”
Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center
Northeast Side near Anthropologie
Skokie, IL 60077

Visit our garden educators at the organic garden growing right in your local shopping mall! Each week we engage children and families in a seasonal edible education activity. Free and open to the public. This week, draw a picture of a plant or flower and use the natural dye in leaves to color your drawing!


Saturday, September 9 2017 | 11:30am to 12:30pm

Weekly Children’s Garden Activity – “Garden Finger Puppets”
Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center
Northeast Side near Anthropologie
Skokie, IL 60077

Visit our garden educators at the organic garden growing right in your local shopping mall! Each week we engage children and families in a seasonal edible education activity. Free and open to the public. This week, make garden themed finger puppets like ladybugs, grasshoppers, flowers, trees, and owls!


Saturday, September 16 2017 | 11:30am to 12:30pm

Weekly Children’s Garden Activity – “Paper Plate Sunflowers”
Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center
Northeast Side near Anthropologie
Skokie, IL 60077

Visit our garden educators at the organic garden growing right in your local shopping mall! Each week we engage children and families in a seasonal edible education activity. Free and open to the public. This week, get creative and design your own sunflower from a paper plate!


Sunday, September 10 2017 | 2pm to 3pm & 4pm to 5pm

Middlefork Farm Tour & Tasting by Go Green Northbrook
Middlefork Farm 
1660 Sunset Ridge Road, Northbrook IL 60062 

Join us for a tour of Jeanne and Verd’s Middlefork Farm! The 4.5 acre property serves as a demonstration space for sustainable living where people of all ages can connect to food and nature right in the middle of the North Shore. Visit the organic vegetable garden, fruit orchard, composting set-up, alpacas, goats, and honeybees. Learn about how to incorporate suburban agriculture into your own home and community. Enjoy a taste of Robin’s Frozen Fantasy, Robin Plotner-Sax’s handmade non-dairy ice cream, featuring fresh seasonal harvest from the farm. RSVP by July 7th to Robin Plotner Sax, Go Green Northbrook’s Healthy Foods Team Leader – robin@gogreennorthbrook.org, (847) 970-0584.


Saturday, September 16 2017 | 9:30am to 10:15am

Edible Gardens Workshop
The Edible Gardens in Lincoln Park Zoo’s Farm-in-the-Zoo
1911 N Stockton Drive, Chicago IL 60614 

Come visit The Edible Gardens planted and maintained by Green City Market. Experience the urban agriculture movement growing right in the heart of Lincoln Park Zoo! Our team of expert garden educators will lead you on a walk-through tour of the organic garden and share their tips and how-to’s for eating nutritiously and growing your own food. You’ll also join us in seasonal hands-on gardening tasks from seeding and planting, to soil prep and composting, to harvesting and tasting. Free and open to the public.


Saturday, September 23 2017 | 11:30am to 12:30pm

Weekly Children’s Garden Activity – “Sun Prints”
Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center
Northeast Side near Anthropologie
Skokie, IL 60077

Visit our garden educators at the organic garden growing right in your local shopping mall! Each week we engage children and families in a seasonal edible education activity. Free and open to the public. This week, use special light-activated paper to create works of art from the reflections of plants!


Saturday, September 30 2017 | 11:30am to 12:30pm

Weekly Children’s Garden Activity – “Acorn Jewelry”
Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center
Northeast Side near Anthropologie
Skokie, IL 60077

Visit our garden educators at the organic garden growing right in your local shopping mall! Each week we engage children and families in a seasonal edible education activity. Free and open to the public. This week, use acorn caps and a combination of flowers to make your own jewelry!


Wednesday, October 5 2017 | 10am

“Month-by-Month in the Garden with Helpful Tools & Resources”
Elawa Farm
1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest IL 60045

Jeanne Nolan will guide you through the busiest months in the garden, explaining tips and timelines for planting, maintenance, and harvest to ensure a productive garden all season long. Jeanne also shares The Organic Gardener’s best trusted products, tools, and local Chicagoland agricultural resources. Register online.


Saturday, October 7 2017 | 11:30am to 12:30pm

Weekly Children’s Garden Activity – “Microgreens Garden”
Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center
Northeast Side near Anthropologie
Skokie, IL 60077

Visit our garden educators at the organic garden growing right in your local shopping mall! Each week we engage children and families in a seasonal edible education activity. Free and open to the public. This week, create your own microgreens garden and enjoy delicious sprouts at home!


Saturday, October 15 2017 | 11:30am to 12:30pm

Weekly Children’s Garden Activity – “Herbal Sachets”
Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center
Northeast Side near Anthropologie
Skokie, IL 60077

Visit our garden educators at the organic garden growing right in your local shopping mall! Each week we engage children and families in a seasonal edible education activity. Free and open to the public. This week, make potpourri by mixing dried herbs and flowers in sachet bags!


Saturday, October 21 2017 | 11:30am to 12:30pm

Weekly Children’s Garden Activity – “Marigold Jewelry”
Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center
Northeast Side near Anthropologie
Skokie, IL 60077

Visit our garden educators at the organic garden growing right in your local shopping mall! Each week we engage children and families in a seasonal edible education activity. Free and open to the public. This week, string fresh marigolds together to wear as jewelry or to hang at home as decorations!


Saturday, October 21 2017 | 9:30am to 10:15am

Edible Gardens Workshop
The Edible Gardens in Lincoln Park Zoo’s Farm-in-the-Zoo
1911 N Stockton Drive, Chicago IL 60614 

Come visit The Edible Gardens planted and maintained by Green City Market. Experience the urban agriculture movement growing right in the heart of Lincoln Park Zoo! Our team of expert garden educators will lead you on a walk-through tour of the organic garden and share their tips and how-to’s for eating nutritiously and growing your own food. You’ll also join us in seasonal hands-on gardening tasks from seeding and planting, to soil prep and composting, to harvesting and tasting. Free and open to the public.


Saturday, November 4 2017 | 11:30am to 12:30pm

Weekly Children’s Garden Activity – “Garden Crown”
Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center
Northeast Side near Anthropologie
Skokie, IL 60077

Visit our garden educators at the organic garden growing right in your local shopping mall! Each week we engage children and families in a seasonal edible education activity. Free and open to the public. This week, use multicolored dried leaves to decorate your crown!


Saturday, October 28 2017 | 11:30am to 12:30pm

Harvest Festival – “Herbal Sachets & Pinecone Feeders”
Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center
Northeast Side near Anthropologie
Skokie, IL 60077

Visit our garden educators at the organic garden growing right in your local shopping mall! Each week we engage children and families in a seasonal edible education activity. Free and open to the public. This week, make potpourri with dried herbs and flowers, and take home a hanging pinecone covered in seeds to feed birds in your yard this fall!


Jeanne Nolan

Jeanne’s diverse experience as an organic farmer, environmental activist, and eco-entrepreneur allows her to speak to many different aspects of the growing good food movement.

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