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UHC Earth Day 2011 Workshops

Saturday, April 23, 2011 · 9:00 AM

Come learn how you can help Mother Earth! UHC will be hosting earth day workshops this year at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. There will be 5, 45-minute workshops on a variety of topics, as well as a local vegetable tasting. Come to 1, 2, or bring a lunch and come for the whole day! Members of UHC or the Notebaert Nature Museum get a discount, and kids get in free. Registration and workshop information is listed below.

Free entrance to the museum is included in the ticket price!

Date: Saturday, April 23
Location: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Drive Chicago, IL 60614 (map)
Cost and Registration: Below

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Workshops Schedule:

09am: Stormwater: Homefront with Nick Petty, Landscape Architect

Explore basic domestic stormwater management issues. Participants will be introduced to innovative new products and techniques tailored toward conservation, capture, and reuse of our most valuable resource: water.

10am: Organic Gardening with Mike Repkin, Ecological Designer

A participatory workshop providing an overview of organic gardening basics, including soil preparation, out-planting, plant maintenance, disease and pest control, and harvesting.

11am: Seedstarting with Emily Lake, Director of Urban Agriculture

Summer’s closer than you think! Learn to start your own seedlings indoors. We’ll be starting tomatoes, basil, and zucchini. Materials provided.

12pm: Indoor Air Quality Effects on Health Paula O’Connell, Interior Designer

70% of our health is affected by the air we breathe. What to look for in making safer decisions for your home, from paints to cleaning products to bedding.

01pm: Vermicomposting with Emily Lake, Director of Urban Agriculture

Worms can eat your garbage, and require little maintenance! Learn about how they can turn your food waste into fertilizer. Get started with your worms now!

Please join us for all workshops in the Science Lab. Worskhops last approximately 45 minutes.

Our thanks to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum for generously hosting this event.

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