Edible Garden Fall Field Trips

8/20/2009

The 2009 Edible Gardens Fall season is right around the corner and we invite you to visit the gardens at Lincoln Park Zoo for a field trip! We provide each child with a hands-on garden experience and they will participate in activities such as harvesting, compost-making, weeding, seed saving, etc. We welcome schools interested in starting their own school gardens to visit us for Chicago-appropriate ideas and inspiration. The gardens will be open for Fall field trips in September and October on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 am - 1 pm.

The Edible Gardens is sponsored by a partnership between Green City Market and Lincoln Park Zoo. The field trips are designed to educate children about the concept of “seed to table”, organic gardening/farming, the importance of eating locally grown foods and the health benefits of incorporating fruits and vegetables into their diets.

We will also be continuing our special Green City Market activity for Wednesday’s field trips! Each school group will be given a brief guided tour through Green City Market, the city's only 100% sustainable farmer's market, and will be given the opportunity to experience a hands-on children’s Tasting Table. The Tasting Table will feature seasonal vegetables and fruit available at the Market for children to see, touch and taste.

Wednesday Trip Dates:
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28

Thursday Trip Dates:
September 3, 10, 17, 24
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

If you'd like to sign up, email Sara Gasbarra, Edible Gardens Field Trip Coordinator, with a few date requests and we'll send you information about our field trip and how to prepare your classroom for their visit. Sara's email address is: sara@theorganicgardener.net.

Additionally, you may also pre-book your spring field trips for Wednesdays and Thursdays during April and May.

We look forward to seeing you at The Edible Gardens this fall!

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