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UHC Lecture Series 2009 12) The Joy Garden at Northside Prep: Reconnecting a School to its Environment through a Meaningful Landscape

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 · 7:00 PM

12. The Joy Garden at Northside Prep: Reconnecting a School to its Environment through a Meaningful Landscape

Lecturers: Nicholas Petty, Michael Repkin, UHC
Students of Northside College Preparatory High School
Date/time: Wednesday, December 2 at 7:00pm
Location: Lincoln Park Branch of the Chicago Public Library
1150 W. Fullerton Avenue, 60614 (map)

Lecture summary

UHC’s Nicholas Petty and Michael Repkin will present their ground-breaking (literally!) year-long experience of turning a quarter-acre of brownfield into a landscape that reconnects a school with its local environment by engaging special-needs students, producing food for people, providing habitat for local wildlife, and introducing beauty and variety.

We’ll also hear how and why students from a summer work program joined in the effort, formed a garden club, and will help manage the garden in the coming years.

Downloadable content

The Joy Garden (6.4 MB, PDF format)

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