19th Annual Green and Growing Fair at Garfield Park Conservatory
Kick off the growing season at the 19th Annual Green and Growing Fair on Saturday, April 30th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave. The fair is free to attend with nominal fees for various workshops and activities.
The fair, sponsored by GreenNet, Chicago's Urban Greening Network, plunges into spring by hosting a variety of vendors, workshops, demonstrations, and family activities to get your rusty green thumb up and running.
Come prepared to shop as well as learn. Visitors will be able to buy a variety of items such as heirloom seeds, unique seedlings and other inspirational garden materials to jumpstart the growing season. Visit outdoor demonstration stations on the Bluestone Terrace from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Participate in family take home planting activities, drop-in learning stations and native landscape workshops. For a list of take home planting activities, drop-in learning stations activities and workshops, click here.
In addition, visitors can enjoy food, live music, participate in a silent auction of urban gardening treasures, shop the used gardening book sale and gather information about starting your own community gardens and green spaces from at GreenNet Member “Stop & Grow” member stations throughout the Conservatory.
The winner of One Seed Chicago’s Seed of the Year award will be announced at noon at the event. This year’s candidates include: radish, eggplant, and chard. To meet the candidates and cast your vote, go to www.OneSeedChicago.com. Voting ends April 1st and the winner will be announced and free seed packs distributed at the Green and Growing Fair.
GreenNet is a coalition of organizations and public agencies committed to sharing information and resources and to developing join efforts to improve the quality, amount, use, and wide geographic distribution of sustainable, green open space in the City of Chicago. For more information go to www.garfieldconservatory.orgor call 773.638.1766.