Adult Programs

Edible Gardening Series: Healthy Soil, Healthy Harvest (Online)

Soil is the foundation of a bountiful garden. This live online class will cover the fundamentals of healthy soil structure and how to improve the quality of your harvest from the ground up by caring for your soil.

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Soil is the foundation of a bountiful garden. This live online class will cover the fundamentals of healthy soil structure and how to improve the quality of your harvest from the ground up by caring for your soil. Bring your questions! The class will cover 

  • composting, 
  • biomass building, 
  • organic enrichment methods, and 
  • year-round soil care.    

Learn to improve and maintain your soil’s health to keep your garden producing healthy, fruitful plants year after year.

This workshop will be led by the garden experts at The GardenWorks Project, which aims to promote food growing as a sustainable solution towards greater food access and equity within the community. Since 2012, the organization has built home gardens for households facing food insecurity, and supports all growers in their journey towards self-reliance and sustainability.

About The GardenWorks Project

The GardenWorks Project is a nonprofit organization that serves families within the western Chicago region and promotes suburban organic agriculture to improve the well-being of the community, the environment, and those facing food insecurity. They empower, educate, and support all food growers in their efforts to nourish their families and neighbors in need.  Since 2012, the organization has built food gardens for 415 families, supported 14 community gardens, and provided access to fresh produce to over 1600 individuals. In addition, the organization promotes the local food system with its Food Growers Network, a donation-based membership offering educational events, resources, and tools for the home gardener. To learn more about the mission and services of the organization, please visit www.gardenworksproject.org.

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More Classes in the Edible Garden Series:

Cool-Season Vegetables (Online)

Caring for Your Organic Kitchen Garden (Online

How do I access the program?

  • A link to join the program will be included in the Order Summary email you receive after registering. Keep this email handy!
  • Click on the link at the scheduled date and time. 
  • The program will be recorded. 

This program will take place using Zoom. A link will be provided to registrants by email. Click on the link to join the program at the scheduled date and time.

  • Please add education@mortonarb.org to your address book. You will receive an email from this address with the link to join class.
  • Automatically generated captions will be available.
  • Limit 50

Jeannie Iseman, The Gardenworks Project, Inc.

 Jeannie Iseman has been the Executive Director of The Gardenworks Project since 2016. With a passion for gardening and community building, Jeannie Iseman and her husband have spent many years using their backyard as an informal community garden for friends and neighbors. 

 

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