Slow Food Chicago: Food Book Club
Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

Slow Food Chicago: Food Book Club

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 katie.johnson@slowfoodchicago.org.

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.

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Bucktown Garden Walk & Children's Fest
Jul
14
to Jul 15

Bucktown Garden Walk & Children's Fest

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

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Memorial Day Community BBQ
May
28
9:00 AM09:00

Memorial Day Community BBQ

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!

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Good Food Expo: Powered by Family Farmed
Mar
22
to Mar 24
Seed-starting + Crop-planning Class
Mar
18
2:00 PM14:00

Seed-starting + Crop-planning Class

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.

$10/participant
*Participants will receive 10% off all seed starting supplies

Call Farm & Garden to sign up (312) 829-8200 or register below:

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Create-Your-Own Terrarium Workshop
Mar
4
12:00 PM12:00

Create-Your-Own Terrarium Workshop

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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).

$50/participant

Sign up today by calling Farm & Garden or filling out the form below. 

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Chocolate Truffle Class
Feb
11
11:00 AM11:00

Chocolate Truffle Class

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

$30/participant

Call the Farm & Garden to register for the class*

312.829.8200

*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

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Urban Livestock Expo | Advocates for Urban Agriculture & South Side Occupational Academy
Feb
3
11:00 AM11:00

Urban Livestock Expo | Advocates for Urban Agriculture & South Side Occupational Academy

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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 info@auachicago.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!
 

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DIY Townhall + Let's Make A Plan: January
Jan
18
1:00 PM13:00

DIY Townhall + Let's Make A Plan: January

In Chicago, community organizing and art go hand-in-hand. We believe growing food can transform the entire world. #10gardens is a community initiative for public gardens rooted in the arts, in collaboration with Advocates for Urban Agriculture and Chicago Patchwork Farms.

Apply for fundraising assistance and more today!
 

#10gardens is our next step and contribution to PERFORM/TRANSFORM: The World's Fair (January~June 2018).
Culminating in a weeklong exhibition, The World’s Fair amplifies and supports people’s efforts to build utopia.
During the Fair, we'll support connections between gardens and resources through our website, monthly
townhalls, weekly mixers, and the hashtag game #nomoneynoborders.

Support the #10gardens community grant when it launches January 13th via www.nomoneynoborders.com.

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9th Annual KAMII Food Justice & Sustainability Weekend
Jan
13
to Jan 14

9th Annual KAMII Food Justice & Sustainability Weekend

Climate Change and City Parks

KAM Isaiah Israel’s Food Justice and Sustainability Committee presents the 9th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Food Justice and Sustainability Weekend. The focus is on Climate Change and City Parks. The weekend program includes over 16 workshops by leading growers, environmentalists and social justice activists and a community design workshop where a Chicago park will be reimagined. The weekend aims to provide participants with powerful tools for change and a heightened motivation to work toward a greener, more equitable and sustainable world.

Where
KAM Isaiah Israel, 1100 East Hyde Park Boulevard, Chicago

Saturday, January 13, 4:00 PM
Community Design Workshop: Reimagining a Chicago Park, An Urban Food Forest Case Study. A reception will follow at 6:30 PM.

Sunday, January 14, 10:00 AM - 2:45 PM
Multiple workshops each hour at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM.
A complimentary lunch is served at noon.

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For a complete list of workshops and to register:
www.kamii.org/MLK or call 773.924.1234

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Wreath-Making at Christkindlmarket Park at Wrigley
Dec
17
12:00 PM12:00

Wreath-Making at Christkindlmarket Park at Wrigley

Warm up this winter with a wreath-making class at the Park inside the Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern!

Cost
$45 for ages 18 and up, includes a 24” wreath
$25 for children 17 and younger, includes a 16” wreath

Warm up this winter with a wreath-making class at the Park inside the Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern! Spend the afternoon creating a custom wreath with Christy Webber Farm and Garden on how to make a long lasting wreath with the season's best foliage and blooms. You'll be provided with all of the tools to create your own decorative piece for your home or a holiday gift for someone you love.

http://www.christkindlmarket.com/events/wreath-making-at-the-park1/

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Wreath-Making at Christkindlmarket Park at Wrigley
Dec
10
12:00 PM12:00

Wreath-Making at Christkindlmarket Park at Wrigley

Warm up this winter with a wreath-making class at the Park inside the Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern!

Cost
$45 for ages 18 and up, includes a 24” wreath
$25 for children 17 and younger, includes a 16” wreath

Warm up this winter with a wreath-making class at the Park inside the Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern! Spend the afternoon creating a custom wreath with Christy Webber Farm and Garden on how to make a long lasting wreath with the season's best foliage and blooms. You'll be provided with all of the tools to create your own decorative piece for your home or a holiday gift for someone you love.

http://www.christkindlmarket.com/events/wreath-making-at-the-park1/

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Christy Webber Farm & Garden Winter Fest
Dec
9
to Dec 10

Christy Webber Farm & Garden Winter Fest

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Celebrate the Season at Winter Fest!

Join us on Saturday, December 9th and Sunday, December 10th from 12:00-4:00PM for the Annual Winter Fest Celebration. 

We'll be celebrating the season with winter activities for the kids, wine from Red & White Wine Bar, treats from The Bungalow Chef, artisan goods from Tralla Creative + Mojo Owl, live music, holiday decor and - Santa!

Join us for this FREE family-friendly event!

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Wreath-Making at Christkindlmarket Park at Wrigley
Dec
3
12:00 PM12:00

Wreath-Making at Christkindlmarket Park at Wrigley

Warm up this winter with a wreath-making class at the Park inside the Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern!

Cost
$45 for ages 18 and up, includes a 24” wreath
$25 for children 17 and younger, includes a 16” wreath

Warm up this winter with a wreath-making class at the Park inside the Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern! Spend the afternoon creating a custom wreath with Christy Webber Farm and Garden on how to make a long lasting wreath with the season's best foliage and blooms. You'll be provided with all of the tools to create your own decorative piece for your home or a holiday gift for someone you love.

http://www.christkindlmarket.com/events/wreath-making-at-the-park/

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