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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