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File #: 18-0108    Version: 1 Name: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar, 1/9/2018 - 2/8/2018
Type: Calendar of Events Status: Filed
File created: 12/18/2017 In control: FPD Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 1/9/2018 Final action: 1/9/2018
Title: PROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS Department: Conservation and Experiential Programming Summary: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar, 1/9/2018 - 2/8/2018 Saturday, 1/27; 9am - 3pm Super Seed Weekend - Seed Starting Saturday; Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe How-to-courses and workshops include: Organic Vegetable Gardening Basics from 9am to 11am, Starting Seeds Indoors from 11 am to 1 pm and Planning Your Garden for Seed Saving, 1pm to 3 pm. You may also tour the seed conversation efforts at the Garden: Dixon National Tallgrass Prairie Seed Bank at 10am and 11 am or discuss the growing movement to preserve old varieties of seeds with a book discussion: Janise Ray's The Seed Underground at 3 pm. Fees apply, preregistration required. Sunday, 1/28; 9:30am - 5pm Super Seed Weekend - Seed Swap Sunday; Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe Put those seeds to use in a cooking class (for families with children ages 4 to 10): Loco for Cocoa, 9:30am to 11 am and 1pm to 2:30pm. Learn more in ...
Indexes: ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent
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PROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Department: Conservation and Experiential Programming

Summary: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar, 1/9/2018 - 2/8/2018
Saturday, 1/27; 9am - 3pm
Super Seed Weekend - Seed Starting Saturday; Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe
How-to-courses and workshops include: Organic Vegetable Gardening Basics from 9am to 11am, Starting Seeds Indoors from 11 am to 1 pm and Planning Your Garden for Seed Saving, 1pm to 3 pm. You may also tour the seed conversation efforts at the Garden: Dixon National Tallgrass Prairie Seed Bank at 10am and 11 am or discuss the growing movement to preserve old varieties of seeds with a book discussion: Janise Ray's The Seed Underground at 3 pm.
Fees apply, preregistration required.

Sunday, 1/28; 9:30am - 5pm
Super Seed Weekend - Seed Swap Sunday; Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe
Put those seeds to use in a cooking class (for families with children ages 4 to 10): Loco for Cocoa, 9:30am to 11 am and 1pm to 2:30pm. Learn more in how-to courses and workshops: Seed Stewardship with guest speaker Rowen White from 10am to 11:30 am and Making Your Own Seed Balls from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Attend a lecture: Rowen White, founder of Sierra Seeds, a seed keeper and farmer from the Mohawk community of Akwesasne, and board member of Seed Savers Exchange, will talk on "Planting Sacred Seeds in a Modern World" at 1:30 pm or Swap Seeds: Bring saved or leftover vegetable, flower, and herb seeds to share and swap with other gardeners from 3 to 5 p.m. in Burnstein Hall. Experienced seed savers can swap at the Connoisseur's Corner. There will be experts and displays on seed saving, starting seeds indoors, and more, as well as Family Drop-In programs.
Fee apply, preregistration required.

Saturdays & Sundays, 1/13 - 3/4; 9:30am
Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons; Sagawau Environmental Learning, Lemont
Learn to ski with a certified Professional Ski Instructor of America. $20/person. Ages 12 & up. Registration is requ...

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