June 5th: The last of the heirloom tomato plant sales for Chicago Tomato Fest 2009 is being held at Uncommon Ground on Devon. 4-8 PM.
June 6th: The School of the Chicago Botanic Garden presents; Rooftop Beekeeping in Chicago: The Confluence of Culture and Nature.
Michael Thompson, farm manager for Chicago Honey Co-op with Dr. Alan
Molumby, of UIC, who will discuss ongoing research of the city's native
pollinators/solitary bee population. The class is at the Chicago
Cultural Center and part of the class takes place outdoors at the Lurie
Garden in Millenium Park. Members: $29.00 Nonmembers: $37.00
Participants will receive a 3-ounce jar of honey from the Chicago Honey
Co-op. Register here.
June 9th: Hull-House Kitchen: Rethinking Soup. The next soup is City Farm's turnip soup and they will be doing a presentation on the Green Box. 12-1:30 PM free admission and free soup. 800 S. Halsted. More info Hull-House Kitchen.
June 10th: Morning Bird and Nature Walk. 7:30 a.m. Join Nature Conservancy members and The Lurie Garden staff on informal
bird and plant appreciation walks in the garden. Meet at Cloud Gate in
Millennium Park. Pre-registration required. Call 312-580-2357 to
June 11th: Growing Home's 7th Annual Benefit. Keynote address by
Rick Bayless Chef list includes: Charlie Trotters, Vie, Bistro
Campagne, Nia Mediterranean Tapas, Monogramme Catering, The Balanced
Kitchen, Tsadakeeyah Emmanuel, and the Meatloaf Bakery.Cost is $125,
Individual $1,100.00 for a table of 10. The price includes appetizers,
3-course meal, dessert and open bar. For for information or to download
the RSVP card visit here.
June 11th: Rogers Park Garden Group Plant Sale & fundraiser. The RPGG is holding a special spring plant sale to raise funds for 2010 community gardening programs. 11 am - 3 pm 1434 W. Greenleaf (east of Greenview, next to RP Presbyterian Church).
June 13th or June 24th: Creative container gardening
workshops at the Garfield Park Conservatory for those who don't have
land to garden on. This class taught by Susan Fontana, of Thinking Out
of the Pot, Inc. There is a $20.00 fee per person per day to attend.
Please pre-register for this class by contacting Robin Cline at
773-638-1766 ext 18, or emailing email@example.com.
June 13th: "Getting to Know The Lurie Garden's Top 10 Plants" An adult handson workshop. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Colleen Lockovitch, director and horticulturist for The Lurie Garden, highlights her favorite plants in the garden. She discusses the plants' attributes linked to seasonal interest, design, sustainability and identifying characteristics. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 312-742-5519 to register. Workshops meet at the boardwalk's south end, overlooking Monroe St.
June 13th: Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR) Presents: The 2009 Lewis Mumford Awards for Peace, Environment, and Development. 6PM-9PM at Archeworks, 625 North Kingsbury St. The event is FREE and open to the public with students encouraged to attend. Get a chance to network and learn about projects happening in Chicago and to honor three local non-profits; GrowingHome, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, Fuller Park Community Development Corporation. Food, drinks, interactive art, door prizes and live music will be provided.
June 13th: 10:00am-3:00pm. Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and Openlands present "Festival of Trees'" www.naturemuseum.org/treefest/ part of Science Chicago www.sciencechicago.com. Chicago Trees Initiative Task Force members will be on-hand to answer tree-related questions. Contact Josie Elbert, (773) 755-5178 or firstname.lastname@example.org
June 13th: Gale Greenhouse Plant Sale. Plants grown by volunteers and children are being sold to the public with sales benefiting the Gale Math and Science Academy. Get flowers, hanging baskets, tomatoes, peppers, and other vegetables and herbs including basil, dill, oregano, thyme, cilantro, and more. Great opportunity to shop local with proceeds benefiting Rogers Park children.9 am - noon Gale School, 7650 N. Marshfield
June 14th: ADPSR of Chicago is hosting a Communtiy Building Day at the Black Oaks Center Eco-Campus in Pembroke Township, IL. Help build a wooden deck, finish contstructing a chicken coop and put the finsishing layer on the natural construction cob wall. A biodiesel bus to the Black Oaks Center Eco-Campus has been charted that will depart the city around 9AM and return around 5PM. Contact Jamie, Brian, or Dan with any questions and RSVP for the charter bus: (773) 944-0242
June 17th: Transition Rogers Park Deliciously Social. Join Transition Rogers Park for fun, stories, and relationship. Snacks and beverages, the stars and the music will be provided. Feel free to bring along something to share (food, drink, story, or?). Spend an almost summer's night with neighbors and friends who share the same values and commitment for building a better world.Wednesday, June 17, 7-9 pm The Richart's, 1645 W. Jarvis, #2 Please rsvp here.
June 18th: Northtown Garden Society Spring Evening Garden Walk. Visit gardens along the 6400-6700 blocks of N. Campbell, Maplewood, Rockwell, and Talman avenues. Pick up registration materials at St. James between 6-7:15PM. The walk will be held rain or shine. A $5 donation is appreciated from non-members. St. James Presbyterian Church, 6554 N. Rockwell Ave. 6-8:45PM
June 20th: The Historic Pullman Garden club, in participation with the Pullman State Historical Site present the 15th Annual Garden Walk. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the event. Telephone 773-568-2441 for more information. More info here.
June 20th: Restoring Relations Summer Solstice Celebration. Angelic Organics Learning Center - Chicago First Presbyterian Church - 6400 S Kimbark Ave, Chicago IL.12-8PM. This event if Free. For more information and to RSVP please call 773.288.5462
June 21st: Cob Alive 2009. Cob Connection Fundraiser. Live Music, Food, Activities, Entertainment, Raffle prizes and more! $5 donation. McCormick Tribune YMCA 1834 N. Lawndale Ave (Logan Square) 1PM-5PM
A sampling of what's going on around Chicago for the month of June that
would be of interest to gardeners in and around Chicagoland. You can
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