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Chicago Urban Gardening

The day to day experiences of a University of Illinois Extension Urban Horticulture Educator in Chicago, Illinois

Partnership with Lincoln Park Zoo

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Elizabeth Bruhns, Chicago Master Gardener Coordinator and I met with Lincoln Park Zoo Education staff to discuss possible programming at Lincoln Park Zoo's Farm-in-the- Zoo.

The zoo is planning to turn the former crops garden into the new Edible Garden and Sustainable Crop Garden. There may also be a few vegetables planted in earthboxes in the garden. Discussion centered on Chicago Master Gardeners and Composters assisting with maintenance and educational programming at the new garden. There was also discussion about possibly conducting the Master Food Preserver's training at the Farm-in-the-Zoo's demonstration kitchen.

Elizabeth Bruhns and Nancy Kreith, Horticulture assistant will meet Lincoln Park Zoo Education staff and Jeanne Pinsof from Chicago's Green City Market in late January or February to discuss partnership possibilities.

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