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Happy New Year from the Learning Center! Welcome to our monthly E-Newsletter, where we update you on current happenings and connect you with opportunities to get involved.
Angelic Organics Learning Center
Upcoming Events to Learn, Grow, and Connect
Many of the Learning Center’s On Farm Programs for spring and summer are filling up fast!
We hope to see you at one of our upcoming workshops this spring.
Soapmaking Saturday, February 12, 9 a.m.- 12:00 p.m
OR 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m
Learn to make a wonderful and gentle soap using goat’s milk. Everyone will make several bars of soap to bring home. Planning Your Organic Garden, Saturday, March 5, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Lift the winter blues in this workshop on designing an organically-managed home vegetable garden, designed for the beginning gardener. The Care and Pruning of Fruit Trees, Sunday, March 6, 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Interested in growing your own fruit without chemicals? Get hands-on experience as we prune fruit trees in our orchard, and learn about selection, planting, and care. Farm Spring and Summer Day Camps
Now is the time to think about spring and summer plans! Our popular Kids with Kids Spring Break mini-day camp
introduces people kids to the goat kids, right in the middle of birthing season. Additional Farm Animals Sumer Day camps take place throughout the summer months. Our farm animals are eager to welcome your children to an exciting week of working, learning, and exploring our educational farm.
Learning Center featured in “Farm Together Now”
Angelic Organics Learning Center is one of twenty small farms across America featured in the new book Farm Together Now
, which food journalist Michael Pollan recently named his favorite food book of 2010.
Fresh from the Field
Urban Agriculture Zoning in Chicago: Navigating the Rules
Chicago Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) has produced a report to help clarify the new proposed zoning ordinance regarding urban agriculture in Chicago. The report, which is available on the AUA Google site, was co-authored by Learning Center Chicago Urban Initiative Program Director Martha Boyd.
A city council zoning meeting regarding this mater was originally scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 27, but has been postponed. For updates and discussion, please check the AUA blog or the AUA Google site.
City policy and process are works in progress, and are ongoing. We encourage everyone who is interested to contribute your ideas, suggestions, and questions as we go forward growing urban agriculture and local food production in Chicago.
Join us to talk about this and much more at AUA's Winter Meeting & Potluck on Wednesday, Feb. 2 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Garfield Park Conservatory in the Jensen Room. Martha Boyd will give an overview of the proposed code changes and will invite your thoughts, concerns and questions.