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Education and Garden Workshops

Openlands believes that school and community gardens are a great way to connect people to nature. Our program includes a series of workshops that are offered throughout the calendar year with class and field components. Lessons are taught by local experts focused on maintaining school gardens in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Held throughout the year at Building School Gardens schools, these workshops give teachers and garden team members tools that help them to maintain the garden and to use the schoolyard as a part of class lessons, and it provides garden teams with a networking opportunity.


Vegetable Gardening Basics Series
Join Davíd Toledo from Contemporary Farmer Inc. for a 2-part series, to learn the basics of vegetable gardening for spring and summer. Understand how to prepare and nourish the soil, what to plant and when, what is best to plant as a seed vs. seedling, harvesting techniques, and how gardening can be a solution to climate change. These workshops are free of charge and can be presented in both English and Spanish if needed.

Vegetable Gardening Basics Part 2
July 13, Early Evening Time TBA
Plant Chicago | 4459 S. Marshfield Ave, Chicago, IL
This workshop will give participants a hands-on experience on how to care for a summer garden. Registration for this workshop will open in May. We will share an announcement when registration is open, but save the date now! Space will be limited.
Sign up here to be the first to know about when registration is open.

For more information please contact schools@openlands.org. Learn more about Building School Gardens and Space to Grow.

Peoples Gas is the Principal Sponsor of Building School Gardens.

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