Friday, July 01, 2005


Explore the relevance of celebrating the evolutionary story to aid achieving sustainability.
Sun, July 3, 9:30 am - 1 pm Nature/Culture Specialness Celebration
Celebrate the specialness of our place and time, when earth and sun are furthest apart (aphelion). Contemplate emerging stories of biological and cultural evolution. Explore our unique capacities, and their best use in attuning our culture to nature. Help motivate necessary changes. Presentations by Ed Berggren, Ed McCullough, and Greg Rajsky.
See http://helioncelebrating.blogspot.com/ for more information.
Free. At North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski, Chicago

Wed, June 1, 7-9 pm, Using Native Plants
Almost all of the plants we call wild were utilized by Native American cultures. Many are delightful and easy to use. Some are growing throughout the city. Find out about their uses and help prepare and taste a few. Copies of the "Wild Plant Family Cookbook" by Patricia K. Armstrong (1997, out of print), will be available for $17. It lists more than 600 edible wild plants of the eastern and central United States, and has nearly 1,000 tested recipes using over 100 species.

Sat, May 21, 11 am - 4 pm Gardening with Mushrooms
Find out how to grow food as part of natures recycling program. Select two (logs or other processes) from several species and techniques to take home with you. Some are colorful and remain so for months. To register, call 773-907-1465 to see if there are openings. Follow up guidance will be available.

Wed, May 18, 7-9 pm Permaculture Principles; Urban Food Production
Explore the significance of permaculture and it's principles, and how they can be applied to urban living and food production. Whether you have limited indoor growing space or an extensive yard, producing more of of your own food may be increasingly valuable. Applying ecological insights can make the process more efficient and delightful. Featuring Bill Shores, a permaculture grower from Ohio.

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