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Listen to Garden Teleconferences

Posted by Nancy Kreith -

The American Community Gardening Association offers a series of excellent recorded teleconferences on their Web site. These are 90 minute conferences that have 1 to 3 speakers. Topics covered include garden fundraising, garden leadership, school gardens, fundraising and immigrants and community gardening....

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Organic Curriculum Instructor Wanted

Posted by Nancy Kreith -

The Chicago Christian Industrial League , in partnership with Windy City Harvest , an exciting new urban agriculture jobs training program on Chicago's west side, is seeking an experienced instructor to work with its first class of 15 adult trainees starting in September. This program is base...

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Organic Habitats: Nature's Backyard Invitation

Posted by Nancy Kreith -

The Tenth Annual Residential Landscape Design Symposium, planned in conjunction with the Association of Professional Landscape Designers ( APLD ), the Landscape Design Association ( LDA ) and the Midwest Ecological Landscape Association ( MELA ) will be held on Friday, March 14 from 9 a.m....

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Furnace Filters: Clean the Air

Posted by Ron Wolford -

You may be surprised to learn that the air inside your home may be more polluted than the air outside, even if you live in a large industrial city. Considering the fact that most people spend 90 percent of their time indoors, indoor air quality is a serious health concern. "Furnace filters are designed to keep the furnace system clean," says Lois Smith, consumer and family economics edu...

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Apply for 2008 GreenNet Mini-Grant

Posted by Nancy Kreith -

GreenNet is now excepting Mini-Grant applications for 2008. Mini-grants are proudly sponsored by Prince Charitable Trusts. The mini-grants are intended to fund a small project or a special part of a larger project, with awarded funds ranging from $100 to $1,000. Grant money can be used to buy seeds, plants or soil, lumber or mulch, compost bins, buckets, nails, schoolbooks related to s...

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Chicago Green Map Project

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The Green Map Project is a Liberal Arts course offered three times a year at The School of the Art Institute for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in urban issues, sustainability and map making. Each semester a group of students choose one of Chicago's 90+ neighborhoods that is accessible by public transportation, and proceed t...

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First Green Residence Hall at UIUC

Posted by Nancy Kreith -

The first "green" residence hall is being built at the University of Illinois in Champaign. The 262-bed Presby Hall owned by the McKinley Presbyterian Church and Foundation is expected to receive certification from the U.S. Green Building Council ....

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Milwaukee Worm Composting Workshop

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Growing Power, Inc . in association with the Urban Agriculture Conference of Milwaukee presents a Composting and Vermiculture workshop on Friday, February 29th, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location: 5500 W. Silver Spring Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53218. Cost: $100 (scholarships are available), lunch...

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