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May 2020

South Chicago Farm Seedling Sale

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
South Chicago Farm, 8900 S. Green Bay Ave.
Chicago, IL 60617
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Saturday, May 30th, 2019, 10:00am-2:00pm. Location: South Chicago Farm, 9000 S Mackinaw Ave, Chicago IL 60617. 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 at the farm and purchase seedlings that help us to fund our year-round educational programs for Chicago teens.

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June 2020

$25.00

Planting your Garden

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
South Chicago Farm, 8900 S. Green Bay Ave.
Chicago, IL 60617
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Saturday, June 6th, 10:00am-1:00pm. Location: South Chicago Farm, 9000 S Mackinaw Ave, Chicago IL 60617 Instructors: Erika Allen & Kala Cuerington. This workshop is part of our Community Garden Series. It is free for UGC Community Garden Participants and $25.00 for everyone else. Join UGC staff to learn how to layout and plant your community garden space. We will cover plant selection, optimal spacing and will demo transplanting vs. direct seeding techniques. Tickets: https://urbangrowerscollective.salsalabs.org/plantingyourgarden  

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$50.00

Orchard Care: Growing Seasoning Pruning for Fruit Trees

June 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
South Chicago Farm, 8900 S. Green Bay Ave.
Chicago, IL 60617
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Saturday, June 6th, 1:00pm-3:00pm Location: South Chicago Farm, 9000 S Mackinaw Ave, Chicago IL 60617. Instructor: Breanne Heath, Senior Program Specialist – Gardening I Chicago Park District. Join us for growing season pruning on young fruit trees at Urban Growers Collective. We will show you how to prune and thin for higher quality fruit set, as well as discuss organic management for typical pests and diseases. Tickets: https://urbangrowerscollective.salsalabs.org/growingseasoningpruning

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$50.00

Food, Culture, Spirit: The Art of Growing Food as Medicine (Full Moon Edition)

June 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Chicago Farm, 8900 S. Green Bay Ave.
Chicago, IL 60617
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Saturday, June 6th, 3:00-5:00pm. Location: South Chicago Farm, 9000 S Mackinaw Ave, Chicago IL 60617. Instructors: Erika Allen & Guest. This workshop series will feature guest practitioners growing herbs to expand culinary flavors, create healing remedies and to add vitality to your reflective practices. One of the long term goals is to build a Urban Medicinal Plant network that shares knowledge and plants for healing work in the community.   Tickets: https://urbangrowerscollective.salsalabs.org/foodasmedicinefullmoon

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July 2020

$25.00

Harvesting 101

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
South Chicago Farm, 8900 S. Green Bay Ave.
Chicago, IL 60617
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Saturday, July 11th, 10:00am-1:00pm Location: South Chicago Farm, 9000 S Mackinaw Ave, Chicago IL 60617 Instructors: Erika Allen & Kala Cuerington This workshop is part of our Community Garden Series. It is free for UGC Community Garden Participants and $25.00 for everyone else. Join UGC staff to learn how to properly harvest and post-harvest handle a variety of crops to encourage optimal plant growth. Tickets: https://urbangrowerscollective.salsalabs.org/harvesting101

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$50.00

Beekeeping: Hive Check & Maintenance

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
South Chicago Farm, 8900 S. Green Bay Ave.
Chicago, IL 60617
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Saturday, July 11th, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Location: South Chicago Farm, 9000 S Mackinaw Ave, Chicago IL 60617. Instructors: Beatrice Kamau & Malcolm Evans. The hive maintenance workshop will build upon the components of the first workshop, although it is not mandatory to have participated in the first workshop.  After a brief review of bee biology and behavior, we will spend the bulk of the workshop in the hive inspecting bee brood, honey flow, bee “work”, as well as pests and diseases in…

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