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GreenNet Retreat

Posted by Nancy Kreith -

Hello GreenNet, Reminder: GreenNet Retreat Please join us in sharing fresh ideas for the New Year over a cozy fire. Besides brainstorming, we will also enjoy a nice lunch while reflecting on the past year of GreenNet. So kick off your shoes and join us for a relaxing workday. When: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 Wh...

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Chicago Food Policy Summit

Posted by Nancy Kreith -

The Chicago Food Policy Advisory Council (CFPAC) has been in development for over five years utilizing consensus to establish a mission, organizational and operating structure and outreach to ensure inclusive membership representing a cross section of Chicago's residents. The council is also linked to a statewide network of councils organized by the...

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Milwaukee Urban Agriculture Conference

Posted by Nancy Kreith -

This conference invites everybody interested in urban agriculture to participate by sharing needs, experiences, questions, and project ideas. This conference will address the barriers to urban agriculture, by involving a wide range of often disconnected stakeholders: urban producers, researchers, urban planners, developers, community organizations, and urban activists to address the most import...

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Natural Lawn Care Workshop

Posted by Nancy Kreith -

What: A workshop featuring top experts and business professionals sharing their knowledge about natural lawn care techniques and methods for successfully implementing a program. When: February 20-21, 2008 Co...

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Apply for Mantis Tiller Award Program

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Apply for the 2008 Mantis Award Program. Win one of 25 Mantis Tiller/Cultivators with border edger attachment for your garden program. Prize options include the Mantis Tiller/Cultivator (Gas Powered) or the Mantis Tiller/Cultivator (Electric). Deadline for application is March 1, 2008....

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Sign Up for Building Urban Gardens Classes

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Sign up for Openland's Building Urban Gardens (BUGS) eight-week course for urban gardeners who want to learn how to garden organically. Classes will be held at Garfield Park Conservatory , 300 North Central Park Avenue on...

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Smart Home at Museum of Science and Industry

Posted by Nancy Kreith -

The University of Illinois Extension is partnering with the Museum of Science and Industry to design, plant and maintain a sustainable vegetable garden as a part of the 2,500 square-foot sustainable "green" home exhibit: Smart Home: Green + Wired . Guests will be able to view the latest innovations in reusable res...

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Fiskars Tools Project Orange Thumb Grants

Posted by Nancy Kreith -

Started in 2003, Project Orange Thumb is a grant program that provides community garden groups with the tools and materials they need to reach their goals for neighborhood beautification and horticulture education. During our inaugural year, we partnered with the Chicago Park District and the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance to provide tools, materials and support to three c...

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Building Locally Based Food Systems Workshop

Posted by Nancy Kreith -

If you are interested in expanding local foods work in your Unit, plan to attend Strategies for Building Locally Based Food Systems in Illinois Communities A one-day workshop for Extension Educators and County Directors, elected and appointed officials, agency staff and economic development directors . . . and anyone interested in strengthening their community and its economy...

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Southsider Chosen Community Gardener of the Year

Posted by Nancy Kreith -

Chicago community gardeners and members of organizations that support them gathered Saturday, November 10 to honor Enrique Gonzalez of Hoxie Prairie Garden , this year's GreenNet Chicago Community Gardener of the Year. Enrique not only worked tirelessly in the garden but is recruiting and organizing a new generation of gardeners to ensure the strength of the garden for...

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