A casual look at gardening in the north suburbs of Chicago and a look at our local CSA and Farmers' Market.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Garden Book Club
On April 26th Sandhill Organics will host the first meeting of The Friends of Ryerson Woods book discussion group. Ryerson Woods is a 552-acre conservation area near Deerfield. The discussion group will meet in Sandhill Organics' greenhouse at the farm to discuss Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food. The discussion will be led by Linda Bubon of Women and Children First, an independent book store in Chicago. You may register online at http://www.lcfpd.org/. For more information about The Friends of Ryerson Woods visit http://www.ryersonwoods.org/.
Farming and the environment have been a passion of mine for along time. As a kid I would help my grandfather with his garden and I would play in the streams and forests that made up the Arkansas and Ohio backdrops of my childhood. As an adult I have focused my life on educating children about the wonders of nature and the joys of gardening. I have worked at environmental education centers as well as learning farms. For the last five years I have worked and devoted much of my free time to Prairie Crossing Charter School, whose mission is to educate the next leaders of our world about the importance of the environment and sustainable farming.