Want to be part of garden history in Chicago? Several organizations in Pilsen are hosting the 1st Annual Neighborhood Garden Tour. On September 18th, 2010 from 11am-4pm. Over 20 gardens are participating, gardens include; community gardens, edible rooftop gardens, butterfly gardens, backyard gardens, porch gardens and community gardens. There will be educational presentation and demonstrations along the route where you can learn about repurposing materials for container gardening creating compost bins and worm composting bings and a presentations on monarch butterflies from the Peggy Notebart Museum. This garden tour is free. (Full details below)
Pilsen Paseo de Jardines
Please join us for Pilsen’s 1st Annual Neighborhood Garden Tour!
WHAT: Please join us for Pilsen’s 1st Annual Neighborhood Garden Tour! Over twenty gardens are participating highlighting many different spaces and styles of gardening including , edible rooftop gardens, , backyard gardens, porch gardens, and even sidewalk gardens. Family activities, educational presentations and demonstrations will be held along the entire route. Stop by one of the neighborhood’s community gardens and learn how to make garden planters from upcycled materials, how to set up a in your backyard or a worm bin in your kitchen, hear a presentation on monarch butterflies from the Peggy Notebaert Museum then pick up a map detailing a suggested routes to the next stop!
WHERE: The tour will encompass Pilsen’s gardening community between 18th St and Cermak from Sangamon to Leavitt.
We encourage guests to walk or bike the route, bicycle rentals will be available for a small donation at select locations. Pilsen can also be reached via CTA Pink Line (18th or Damen stops) and CTA Buses #8 (Halsted,) #9 (Ashland,) #18 ( ,) #21 (Cermak).
Maps will be available at the following locations…
· Jardin Mariposa (1835-1837 S Carpenter) will have a representative from the at the garden to give a presentation on Monarch butterflies.
· Roots & Rays Community Garden (1513-1521 W Cullerton) will demonstrate backyard composting and indoor vermicomposting.
· St. Ann’s Plaza & the BLAGI Project (2147 West 18th Place) will offer a demo workshop on how to make a planter from all recycled materials.
· Growing Station (21st & Sangamon)
· Eco Rooftop Garden (2042 W 21st Street)
· Orozco School Garden (18th & Damen)
WHO: This event is hosted by the Pilsen Alianza Verde and the Pilsen Planning Committee’s Community Image Task Force with generous support from our partners at The Resurrection Project, Eighteenth Street Development Corporation, Alderman Danny Solis, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Working BikesChicago, Elev8, Openlands, United Merchants of Pilsen, Orozco School, Whittier School and the Pilsen Farmer’s Market.
For more information please visit http://pilsenpaseodejardines.blogspot.com/, email email@example.com, or call Christine at 773/704-9581