Events List

Medicinal and Culinary Herb Garden Planning
27 Apr
2019

Medicinal and Culinary Herb Garden Planning

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

South Chicago Farm

This workshop will begin with visioning your healing garden. Growing herbs to expand culinary flavors, create healing tinctures and to add vitality to your reflective practices. One of the long term goals of this workshop is to build a Urban Medicinal Plant network that shares knowledge and plants for healing work in the community. Saturday, …

Mushroom Production
27 Apr
2019

Mushroom Production

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

South Chicago Farm

Participants will learn how to raise oyster, wine cap, and shiitake mushrooms that are profitable and inexpensive to maintain. Fungi doesn’t take up “mushroom” in your garden and can be a fun and tasty addition to your edible landscape. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 1:00pm-4:00pm South Chicago Farm, 9000 S Mackinaw Ave, Chicago IL 60617 Cost: …

Beekeeping 101: Hive Setup & Installation
04 May
2019

Beekeeping 101: Hive Setup & Installation

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

South Chicago Farm

Beekeeping workshops are held at our beautiful South Chicago Farm and Apiary.  The workshop is geared for beginning beekeepers who are interested in purchasing or currently own bee hives.  The first course introduces participants to honey bee biology and behavior, hive parts and tools, record keeping, as well as hive installation and set-up. The instruction …

Compost and Vermicompost 101
04 May
2019

Compost and Vermicompost 101

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

South Chicago Farm

Participants will learn how to develop a comprehensive and sustainable growing system that can grow food with a consistent and affordable supply of fertility. We will show participants how to manage a small-scale compost system. Participants will discuss collection of waste streams in the city or on the farm. We will also teach the basics …

Antique Taco Bridgeport Seedling Sale
18 May
2019

Antique Taco Bridgeport Seedling Sale

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

UGC offers a wide variety of sustainably-grown vegetable, herb, and flower seedlings to plant in your garden. We focus on heirloom and unique varieties of crops that are difficult to find at traditional garden centers. Come enjoy a day eating tacos, mingling with our youth, and purchase seedlings that help us to fund our year-round …

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