GreenNet, Chicago’s Greening Network, invites you to Chicago’s 14th annual Green & Growing Fair this Saturday at the Garfield Park Conservatory from 10 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon. This urban gardening fair will feature workshops and activities on everything a city gardener needs to know. University of Illinois professor and author of “City Bountiful” Laura Lawson will give a presentation on the history of community gardening. Workshops will address soil testing, garden design, selling products from the garden and gardening with kids. The event also includes hands-on activities, a silent auction, gardening and environmental organizations exhibits and related items available for purchase.

Come prepared to shop, as well as learn. On-site experts will help you to know how to save city land for a garden, how to plant a rain or an organic garden or a native plant garden. You will be able to buy a portable green house, compost, seedlings, hand made soaps, recycled paper crafts, painted pots, vases and jewelry. In addition, there will be

garden gloves and tools, organic fertilizers, and locally grown, early spring vegetables and honey.

You won’t want to miss this first of the season “Urban Gardener’s Farmers Market” in the heart of Chicago’s West Side in the beautiful Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park. Light lunch and snacks will also be available.

Julie Samuels
Vice President, GreenNet, and Fair Coordinator