GLENCOE, Ill. (April 15, 2013) – Conservation is a big term that covers a lot of ground. That’s why the Chicago Botanic Garden set aside a full day to explore conservation and sustainability on World Environment Day, Saturday, June 1. Visitors will learn about topics large and small, from climate change to backyard composting. A natural place to begin is at the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center, which will be buzzing with science activities from the Green Roof Garden to the Rainwater Glen.
Chicago Botanic Garden Awarded $750,000 from USDA’s
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
-- the Garden’s Windy City Harvest urban agriculture training program to lead network of partners in creating six agri-business incubator sites in Chicago neighborhoods over next three years
Chicago Botanic Garden’s Sixth Year of Windy City Harvest Program
First Workforce Investment Act-approved certificate program in
sustainable horticulture and urban agriculture; 89 percent of graduates currently employed
GLENCOE, Ill. (July 18, 2012) – The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Windy City Harvest urban agriculture program has partnered with Levy Restaurants and Midwest Foods to provide fresh produce and tilapia for the Levy Restaurant’s Stadium Club at U.S. Cellular Field.
GLENCOE, Ill. (May 7, 2012) – The Chicago Botanic Garden has done groundbreaking work as a result of a two-year grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture – National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The grant reaches both casual passersby and committed gardeners with ideas for how to integrate sustainable agriculture techniques into their own backyards.