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Volunteer at Green and Growing Fair

Posted by Ron Wolford -

We need volunteers to help with set-up, break down, seed planting demos, silent auction and garden book sale, greeting and information tables, and much more...

Volunteer shifts for the Green and Growing Fair are:

Set up: 6:30 a.m -9:30 a.m.

Break down: 2:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

First Shift: 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Second Shift 12:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

If you would like to help with this fun event please contact me at or by phone 773-638-1766x24 with your preferred shift time.

Highlights of the 2008 Green and Growing Fair

You will be able to buy the season's first spring vegetables and seedlings as well as seeds, worm compost and other gardening materials and supplies from local growers and vendors.

Vendors will also be selling local crafts such as painted pots, notepaper & jewelry (just in time for Mother's day!)

Demonstrations on...

Square foot gardening

Basics of composting

Rot Pot seed starting

Home-made solar ovens

Community Garden Poster Session

Popular silent auction of garden related items and more

Free Tool sharpening by the Botanic Garden's Green Youth Farmers

$5.00 Classes on Native Landscaping & Basic Composting

Lunch in the Green Café Accompanied by down home local musicians!

The lunch of ONE SEED CHICAGO: The Sunflower Seed!

Thanks so much and hope to see you at the event!

Harmony Picciuca

Garden and Volunteer Programs Coordinator

Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance

300 N. Central Park Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60624

773.638.1766 x 24

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