|Spring Composting Workshop with |
Thursday, April 26
Spring has sprung!
Making it a perfect time to start composting.
In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn how to produce the most nutrient-rich and valuable compost for your garden.
Plus, we'll help your kitchen become zero waste with the Bokashi indoor compost system.
Sign up today and reserve your equipment for set-up during the workshop. You'll benefit from the expertise of Urban Worm Girl as we take you through the step-by-step process of composting.
A suggested $10 donation for the workshop can be used towards the purchase of any products that night. Space is limited, so call 773.355.4804 or email to reserve your spot and equipment.
| April 14, Green Metropolis Fair|
The Green Exchange and the Green Parents Network team up for this exciting day of and events to celebrate spring, sustainable living, and wellness. With hands-on displays including farm animals, composting, gardening stalls and rain barrel raffles. Plus a retail market with over 100 sustainable business and food vendors. FREE entry; Composting Workshop starts at 2:00pm.
Street and paid garage parking; secured bike room. Saturday,
April 14th, 10am-6pm, Green Exchange, 2545 West Diversey, Chicago.
| April 14, Schaumburg Environmental Fair|
Families and friends of all ages are invited to the Schaumburg Public Library Environmental Fair. Learn more about rain barrels, energy efficiency for your home, great bicycle tours for spring, plus container and backyard gardening tips. And of course, you can meet the red wiggler worms. Admission is free! Saturday, April 14, 1:00-3:30pm, Schaumburg Public Library, 130 South Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL.
| April 15, ReBuilding Exchange DIY Fair|
Share in the knowledge of self-sufficiency and sustainability at Delta Emerging Leaders' annual Do-It-Yourself Fair at the ReBuilding Exchange. Experts in home-brewing, beekeeping, weatherization, gardening, chicken-keeping, composting and bicycling will share their knowledge with anyone eager to learn. Plus food trucks and New Belgium Beer! A $5 suggested donation will benefit the nonprofit ReBuilding Exchange. Sunday, April 15, 12:00-5:00pm, 2160 North Ashland Ave (enter on Webster St), Chicago.
| April 15, Gethsemane Spring Open House|
Join us at Gethsemane Garden Center's annual Spring Open House with workshops and a plant sale that will get you started with spring essentials. We'll be conducting a workshop on our favorite topic - worms! Learn how you can minimize your household waste and return critical nutrients to your garden, houseplants, and the earth. Workshops will be taking place all weekend, so be sure to check out the full program listings using the link above. Composting Workshop is Sunday, April 15, 12:00-1:00pm, Gethsemane Garden Center, 5739 North Clark St, Chicago.
| April 21, Grow, Cook & Compost for Kids|
Experience the cycle of food at The Kids' Table with special guests Truck Farm Chicago & Urban Worm Girl! In this three part hands-on workshop, kids will: learn how to grow their own food (whether in a garden, a pot, or an old shoebox); prepare a dish using our favorite garden ingredients; and discover how worms turn kitchen waste into dirt to grow more food! Visit The Kids' Table
for full registration. Saturday, April 21, 3:30-5:30pm. The Kids' Table, 2337 West North Ave, Chicago.
| April 28, greenNet Green & Growing Fair|
Kick off the growing season with the 20th Annual Green & Growing Fair at the Garfield Park Conservatory. This FREE event is sponsored by greenNet, Chicago's Urban Greening Network, providing resources, connections, and information to community gardeners in and around Chicago. This Fair plunges into spring with a variety of vendors, workshops, demonstrations, and family activities. Worm composting demo starts at 1:30pm. Sunday, April 28, Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park, Chicago.
| April 29, Skokie Spring Greening|
Skokie's second annual community-wide green living event, features a trade show of green and sustainable products and services, workshops on green lifestyle choices, entertainment for all ages, and opportunities for recycling household items! This FREE event includes entertainment for the whole family, as well as workshops and demonstrations. We'll have the worms on hand for demos, and all equipment available. For a complete schedule, directions and details visit Skokie Spring Greening. Sunday, April 29, 10:00am-4:00pm, Niles North High School, 9800 North Lawler, Skokie.