Learn to garden in ways that work with nature rather than against it. In this workshop, led by experts from Sustain DuPage, participants will walk through the gardening year, from early planning and garden design to putting your garden to rest, all through the lens of sustainability. Everything from garden bed preparation, plant choices, and your day-to-day practices can be done with these sustainable edible garden design principles in mind. You will learn how sustainability is more than reducing your environmental impact, and you will leave with sustainable garden practices that will not only reduce the time, expenses, and energy invested in your garden, but also improve the relationships between nature, yourself, and your community.
The Edible Gardening Series highlights expertise from local organizations working with communities to support food security, environmental justice, and education and skill building.
About Sustain DuPage
Sustain DuPage is an educational, collaborative nonprofit focused on promoting sustainability in DuPage County, IL since 2013. Current projects focus on sustainable food and agricultural practices, supporting native wildlife, topical discussions, inspiring political change, and building community. Sustain DuPage’s communal teaching garden space provides hands-on learning experiences in sustainable and regenerative practices.
This program meets in person at The Morton Arboretum.
- David Bravos, community cooking organizer
- Stasia Kahn, compost crew coordinator and board member
- Elena Nichol, seed cache organizer
- Lindsay Zimmerman, garden organizer and president
Age: 16 and older