Phenology Talk w/ Jene Linsner
Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Phenology Talk w/ Jene Linsner

Sat. Nov. 9th @10am - 11:30 am - Suggested Donation $5

Phenology Talk w/ Jene Linsner (Trust for Public Land)
Ever wonder what the name is for the change of season and the things we notice during those times? Phenology! In this intro to phenology we will learn how tracking small changes in the timing of life cycle events impacts us on a grander scale. Become a part of the community of citizen scientists who are helping to document the changing seasons and how climate change is affecting those cues.


https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=70789145239


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Dyeing with Natural Plant Dyes
Oct
5
1:00 PM13:00

Dyeing with Natural Plant Dyes

Sat. Oct. 5th @1pm - 3pm -Dyeing w/ Natural Dyes $10 fee for supplies - registration required

It is a great wonder that plants produce natural pigments that are strong enough to dye fabrics permanently. Learn all about that process through demonstration and hands on teaching. There is a cover charge for the cost of materials.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dyeing-of-textiles-naturally-tickets-70790605607

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Seed Saving Workshop   $5 Donation
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Seed Saving Workshop $5 Donation

Seed Saving and Prepping for end of season w/ Windy City Harvest

Share the harvest beyond the food! Learn how to save seeds from your garden to share with friends or use the following year. We will also cover how to prep for the winter and what steps to take with making sure your garden does well all winter long.


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seed-saving-class-tickets-70787807237

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Evening in the Garden        Cost $10
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Evening in the Garden Cost $10

The Friends of Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse will hold their annual Evening in the Garden Event on Thursday, August 22, 2019, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Join us for an enjoyable evening of live music, gourmet appetizers and beverages, to celebrate the work and bounties of the Kilbourn Park Greenhouse and gardens.

$10 donation at the door as support for the ongoing work of nature education for all ages. 


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Big Table Dinner  Free
Aug
11
5:00 PM17:00

Big Table Dinner Free

The Big Table Dinner Project is a community dinner hosted by Green City Market cooked up by 4 local chefs featuring locally grown and available produce. This event is free, but registration is required to attend. A group of seats are available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis through the Night Out in the Parks website. NOITP registration opens one month prior to the dinner and closes when all seats have been reserved. Registration is limited to 4 tickets per guest.

Spaces are extremely limited so please register quickly to reserve a spot!

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BeeBlitz Event
Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

BeeBlitz Event

National Pollinator Day - Free

Help us find out which pollinators are inhabiting our garden and how you can help increase the biodiversity of our city’s pollinators. Learn about native bees and about our honeybees. Make a native seed ball and enjoy a tour of the garden. You can also take a look at our hive!

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 April 27th @10am-12pm Nature Play Space Opening
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

April 27th @10am-12pm Nature Play Space Opening

April 27th @10am-12pm Nature Play Space Opening 

It is with much excitement that we announce our Grand Opening for our long awaited Nature Play Space @Kilbourn Park.

It will be a great event for families of all ages where kids can enjoy a variety of activities.

Live Music 
Seed Ball Making (with Prairie Seeds)
Mindfulness Practices in our new council ring (made of logs!)
Water Wall craft station (DIY station)
Sensory Station with pelts and other natural pieces to feel

Time to explore the new space  

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Evening in the Garden
Aug
16
6:30 PM18:30

Evening in the Garden

Friends of Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse invites you to an Evening in the Garden to celebrate Summer's Bounty. Enjoy Live Music, Hardy hors-d'oeuvres, Sangria and other beverages on the greenhouse patio. $10 at the door. Please RSVP on Facebook or email at kpghfriends@gmail.com

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Organic Plant Sale at Kilbourn Park
May
19
to May 20

Organic Plant Sale at Kilbourn Park

  • Kilbourn Park Greenhouse (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Stop by our annual Plant Sale!
Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse will offer more than 150 varieties of organically-grown vegetable, herb, and flower seedlings. Customers can expect a wide variety of open-pollinated and heirloom tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants. Other highlights include an assortment of herbs, greens and onions. This year will feature many new plants selected for city gardening in small spaces and containers. These seedlings are grown with the support of a team of dedicated volunteers who make this Plant Sale possible. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about plant selection and planting. This yearly fundraiser supports the greenhouse and our work to connect kids to nature and healthy foods.

Also Available at the Plant Sale: Perennials and other plants donated by volunteers of the Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse, organic compost, and light snacks. Look for the Friends of Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse tables just outside the main gate to the gardens.

Cost: Free Admission, Plant Prices between $2.00 to $5.00 CASH ONLY

Click Here to see the full list of plants available!

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Yoga in the Greenhouse
Mar
7
5:30 PM17:30

Yoga in the Greenhouse

Come warm up from your winter day in the beautiful greenhouse setting with a sixty-minute Hatha yoga class. Each week will focus on strengthening and lengthening a specific part of the body. You can expect a playful, yet challenging sequence that emphasizes mindfulness and safe body movements. No experience is necessary and all levels are welcome. Please be sure to bring your own yoga mat, beach towel or small blanket, and water. The class will meet every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 PM at Kilbourn Park Community Greenhouse, and please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in. Classes are $48 for a six-week session or $10 drop-in class. 

To register please contact Megan Novotney at megannovotney@gmail.com. Hope to see you there!

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Greenhouse Open House
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Greenhouse Open House

Come and see what the greenhouse is up to and how you can get involved with the work we do here at the only fully organic teaching greenhouse in Chicago. Enjoy fresh made tea and tour the greenhouse with the Friends.

Bring things you want to give away/trade, all things gardening; seeds, books, tools, and pots for reusing.

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Yoga in the Greenhouse
Feb
28
5:30 PM17:30

Yoga in the Greenhouse

Come warm up from your winter day in the beautiful greenhouse setting with a sixty-minute Hatha yoga class. Each week will focus on strengthening and lengthening a specific part of the body. You can expect a playful, yet challenging sequence that emphasizes mindfulness and safe body movements. No experience is necessary and all levels are welcome. Please be sure to bring your own yoga mat, beach towel or small blanket, and water. The class will meet every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 PM at Kilbourn Park Community Greenhouse, and please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in. Classes are $48 for a six-week session or $10 drop-in class. 

To register please contact Megan Novotney at megannovotney@gmail.com. Hope to see you there!

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Herb Starting Demo
Feb
3
11:00 AM11:00

Herb Starting Demo

Learn all about propagating herbs and starting some herbs from seed. This will be a hands on project with a small suggested donation for the Friends of Kilbourn Park Greenhouse to continue work and programming at the greenhouse.

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Organic Plant Sale at Kilbourn Park
May
20
to May 21

Organic Plant Sale at Kilbourn Park

  • Kilbourn Park Greenhouse (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Stop by our annual Plant Sale!
Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse will offer more than 150 varieties of organically-grown vegetable, herb, and flower seedlings. Customers can expect a wide variety of open-pollinated and heirloom tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants. Other highlights include an assortment of herbs, greens and onions. This year will feature many new plants selected for city gardening in small spaces and containers. These seedlings are grown with the support of a team of dedicated volunteers who make this Plant Sale possible. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about plant selection and planting. This yearly fundraiser supports the greenhouse and our work to connect kids to nature and healthy foods.

Also Available at the Plant Sale: Perennials and other plants donated by volunteers of the Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse, organic compost, and light snacks. In addition, a cookbook compiled by the Friends of Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse will be available for purchase. Look for the Friends of Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse tables just outside the main gate to the gardens.

Cost: Free Admission, Plant Prices between $2.00 to $5.00 CASH ONLY

Click on the link below to see the full list of plants available!

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Tomato Fest
Sep
10
11:00 AM11:00

Tomato Fest

A great family/garden friendly event with special guest speaker Barbara Peterson, who grows tomatoes professionally and is loaded with all kinds of growing tips. The day will include a variety of activities for all ages themed around the process of preservation and consuming tomatoes. Bring your own homemade salsa to participate in the Salsa Contest. Here's the lineup for the day:

11:15am    Ketchup Demo
11:45am    Gazpacho Demo
12:15pm    Purple Asparagus cooking demo
1:00pm    Speaker Barbara Peterson (tomato grower) 
1:50pm    Salsa Winner Announcement 

Tours offered at the bottom of the hour along with booths by sponsoring organizations. Sponsored by the Chicago Park District with help from Slow Food USA, Chicago Culinary Historians, Illinois Extension Master Gardeners, Purple Asparagus and Friends of Kilbourn Park Greenhouse. 

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Plant Sale
May
14
to May 15

Plant Sale

Each year dedicated volunteers and the greenhouse staff work to provide more than 150 varieties of organically-grown vegetable, herb, and flower seedlings for the Plant Sale. More than 6,000 seedlings are available for purchase at our annual sale. Customers can expect a wide variety of open-pollinated and heirloom tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants. Other highlights include an assortment of herbs, greens and onions. We also try to accommodate those gardeners who are growing in small spaces and containers. The sale is almost always the 2nd week in May to coincide with the last frost date. You can expect an array of volunteers available to answer questions about our plant selection and most of your planting inquires. Also available at the Plant Sale: Perennials and other plants donated by volunteers of the Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse, organic compost, and light snacks. Look for the Friends of Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse tables just outside the main gate of the gardens. This yearly fundraiser supports the greenhouse and our work to connect kids to nature and healthy foods.

Click here to view of list of the plants available this year. 

Plant Prices: $2.00 to $5.00
CASH ONLY

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