We invite you to "Shop the Blocks" of West Town as local stores show off their spirit this holiday shopping season as you follow the Winterfest shopping guide through the neighborhood. Participating retailers will feature one of a kind items, special promotions, trunk sales, and other holiday wares.
Christy Webber Farm & Garden will be participating in the West Town Winterfest along with fellow business owners and artisans. Join us for a festive day of holiday cheer and shopping.
We're so excited to partner with Parson’s Chicken & Fish for a festive and fun holiday wreath-making workshop!
Join us Saturday, December 8th at noon for an instructional 1.5 hour long class led by our wreath-making experts. Tickets are $50 and include a 16” fraser fir wreath, instructions and assistance on how to ‘dress’ it with décor like pine cones, winter berries, holly, bows, Christmas ornaments and much more! Plus we'll have hot toddies and cider, warm apple fritters, hushpuppies and of course Negroni slushies so you can #choogle all the while.
Get your tickets now!
Join us for our final food book club meeting of 2018 with a joint discussion August's read "The Seed Underground" by Janisse Ray and of "Letters to a Young Farmer." We will be meeting at the Christy Webber Farm & Garden Center (in their upstairs loft space) on Monday 10/29 at 6pm. Feel free to bring a snack or small dish to share as we discuss this read full of wisdom surrounding the future of food and farming. All are welcome. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Letters to a Young Farmer is for everyone who appreciates good food grown with respect for the earth, people, animals, and community. Three dozen esteemed writers, farmers, chefs, activists, and visionaries address the highs and lows of farming life—as well as larger questions of how our food is produced and consumed—in vivid and personal detail. Barbara Kingsolver speaks to the tribe of farmers—some born to it, many self-selected—with love, admiration, and regret. Dan Barber traces the rediscovery of lost grains and foodways. Michael Pollan bridges the chasm between agriculture and nature. Bill McKibben connects the early human quest for beer to the modern challenge of farming in a rapidly changing climate. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree probes the politics of being a young farmer today. Farmer Mas Masumoto passes on family secrets to his daughter—and not-soon-forgotten stories to us all. Other contributors include Temple Grandin, Verlyn Klinkenborg, Wendell Berry, Rick Bayless, and Marion Nestle.
Letters to a Young Farmer is both a compelling history and a vital road map—a reckoning of how we eat and farm; how the two can come together to build a more sustainable future; and why now, more than ever before, we need farmers.
Make sure you are in attendance at Boo- Palooza for Fall Family Fun and a Fundraiser!
Join us for a free painting demo by Errol Jac, Paintout & Art Exhibit from Plein Air Painters.
Join us at Christy Webber Farm & Garden for a afternoon of creativity for a good cause, Thursday August 2nd. We will be hosting an Art show opening with work curated by After School Matters under the supervision of The WasteShed and Patchwork Farms.
CELEBRATE BUCKTOWN AT THE 2018 BUCKTOWN GARDEN WALK & BLOCK PARTY!
Bucktown gardeners, we invite you to participate in Bucktown’s annual celebration of urban gardening. The Garden Walk is our neighborhood’s largest event and biggest fundraiser and we need you! Your participation will make an impact on our community. We welcome all gardens and urban outdoor spaces. Sunny or shady, rooftop or parkway, edible or ornamental—Show off your green space! Register your garden online today.
Join Farm & Garden at the Children's Fest in Churchill Park
Join Slow Food Chicago for a discussion of The Art of Flavor: Practices and Principles for Creating Delicious Food by Daniel Patterson and Mandy Aftel.
Join us on Memorial Day for a community BBQ and sale at Farm & Garden. We'll be open 9am-5pm on Monday, May 28th and will be serving brats, lemonade, Goose Island Beer and cookies to shoppers and they parooze our plant selection and plant their summer garden.
This event is FREE to the public!
Join us for our Memorial Day Sale - Thursday, May 24th thru Monday, May 28th
Join us for loads of kids activities celebrating Earth day and a selection of new educational components for adults. Our new adult components include bee-keeping seminars, chicken-keeping seminars, botanical dying and much more!
This event is free to the public and family-friendly.
Join us for an informative class as Nance Klehm helps you understand how fungi are integral to your garden’s soil and plant health. Give us a call to secure your spot by 4/6/18.
Good Food Expo
For more information, visit the Good Food Expo website.
Seed-starting + Crop-planning Class
Set your garden up for success! Join permaculture expert, Annamaria Leon for this 90 minute workshop at the Christy Webber Farm & Garden.
*Participants will receive 10% off all seed starting supplies
Call Farm & Garden to sign up (312) 829-8200 or register below:
Christy Webber Farm & Garden Terrarium Workshop
Create a tropical terrarium to help kick the winter blues. We’ll provide you with expert instruction and beautiful materials to build your very own miniature green world to take home.
Materials included: soil; horticultural charcoal; volcanic stone; 3 small tropical plants (assorted available to choose from); terrarium container (assorted available to choose from); decorative stones, moss, sand, and glass for top dressing; 2 small decorative figurines (mini lawn chair, bird bath, mirror “pond”, etc).
Sign up today by calling Farm & Garden or filling out the form below.
Join us for a pruning class led by experts, Jeanne Calabrese + Michael Thompson. The class will be held at Christy Webber Landscapes Headquarters - Rancho Verde- at 2900 W. Ferdinand Street (off Sacramento Blvd).
The Bungalow Chef and House of Fine Chocolates presents: Chocolate Truffle Class
Attendees will receive a recipe card and 1 Ib. box of Cognac Chocolate Truffles handcrafted by Chef Mike Mech the owner of The Bungalow Chef and House of Fine Chocolates.
Each session to include:
A history of Mike Mech “The Bungalow Chef”
A lesson in chocolate and why it’s a Valentine’s Day tradition
A step by step demo on truffle making
A recipe card and 1 IL. box of Cognac Chocolate Truffles handcrafted by Chef Mike Mech
Call the Farm & Garden to register for the class*
*The class will run with 5 or more participants. In the case of cancellation, each attendee will be notified 24 hours before the class date.
Save the Date for the 6th annual Urban Livestock Expo! On February 3rd, 2018, 11am-2pm, Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) and Southside Occupational Academy warmly invite you to FREE, fun, family-friendly workshops on raising bees, goats, chickens, ducks and more in your yard!
All levels of expertise and interest welcome, from the experienced to the curious! Workshops will cover daily care, ideal breeds, how to troubleshoot common problems, and professionals’ tips for being a good neighbor with animals in the city. Also get a chance to explore the amazing urban agriculture program at our host site, Southside Occupational Academy!
Additionally, area urban livestock groups and businesses will staff resource tables with information on further learning opportunities, support networks, sources of supplies, equipment, and more.
Don’t miss this fun opportunity to expand your knowledge, connect with other practitioners, and bond with a goat! Further details here: bit.ly/UrbanLivestockExpo2018, and detailed workshop topics to follow. Reach out to AUA with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-850-0428. We hope you’ll join us!
6th Annual Urban Livestock Expo
Organized by Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) and Southside Occupational Academy
Saturday, February 3rd, 11am-2pm
Southside Occupational Academy
7432 S. Hoyne Ave
Free parking and public transit accessible!