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Saturday, June 10 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, June 10 2017 | 1:30pm to 2:30pm

“From The Organic Garden to the Kitchen”
Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center
Southside near The Cube & Madewell 
Skokie, IL 60077

Join our garden educators at our second Westfield garden location for gardening tips and a cooking demo! Learn the differences between spring and summer crops for Chicagoland plantings and harvest seasonal greens like Red Russian Kale and Rainbow Swiss Chard. Then enjoy simple dishes using our fresh picked ingredients from a Sur La Table chef.


Wednesday, June 14 2017 | 10am

“Five Keys to Planning & Maintaining a Successful Organic Edible Garden”
Elawa Farm
1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest IL 60045

Join Jeanne Nolan at beautiful Elawa Farm, where she’ll share the five basic ingredients at the core of every one of our edible garden projects. Learn how to incorporate these five keys into your own organic garden. Jeanne walks you through easy steps to achieving success and discusses the benefits of growing your own food. Register online.


Saturday, June 17 2017 | 11:30am to 12:30pm

Weekly Children’s Garden Activity – “Egg Carton Seeds”
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, learn how different soils affect the growth of seeds. Take home your soil experiment and measure your seedlings’ growth.


Saturday, June 17 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, June 17 2017 | 3pm to 4pm

“From the Ground Up & Five Keys to a Successful Organic Edible Garden”
Winnetka-Northfield Public Library
768 Oak Street, Winnetka IL 60093

Jeanne shares the story of her inspirational personal journey as well as gardening tips and how-to’s. Jeanne will be available for sales and signing of her book.


Saturday, June 24 2017 | 11:30am to 12:30pm

Weekly Children’s Garden Activity – “Leaf 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, find broad veiny leaves to paint and stamp on paper.


Saturday, July 1 2017 | 11:30am to 12:30pm

Weekly Children’s Garden Activity – “Seed Tape”
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, learn how to make your own seed tape to plant in your home garden!


Saturday, July 8 2017 | 11:30am to 12:30pm

North Shore Festival of Arts – “Nature Art”
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 the leaves to color your drawing!


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, 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, 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!


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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