Common Threads and the CPS Office of Student Health and Wellness are excited to announce a morning of gardening workshops to kick off the 2014 growing season!
Come learn to GrowWELL from experts in urban horticulture and engaging youth in gardening activities, including: Common Threads, Seven Generations Ahead, McCormic-Tribune YMCA, Kitchen[Community], and Extension Master Gardeners! Workshops will be focused on basic gardening skills,seed starting, garden maintenance tips, as well as curriculum connections for various age groups and subject areas, including: math, science, healthy eating, and school wellness.
The workshops will be held on Saturday, March 29th at Shoesmith Elementary School from 9AM - 12:30PM, with a seed swap to follow!
CPS teachers can also register for the event on CPS University or Eventbrite by searching for "GrowWELL" - CPDUs will be available!
Bring seeds to swap, a garden lesson to share, questions to ask, ideas to share, and hands to get dirty!
Looking forward to growing!
Directions and Parking: The Common Threads Garden is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood in Kenwood Park. The garden is located directly behind the field house. There is free and ample street parking along E 49th St and Kenwood Ave. The address will bring you to 50th street, but the garden is located on the northwest side of the park at 49th and Kenwood.
A Note on Weather: We will host the workshop rain or shine, please check the weather beforehand and dress accordingly.
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Common Threads is a national nonprofit organization that is committed to educating underserved communities about healthy food choices through hands-on experiences. We empower children and adults with fundamental cooking skills and nutritional education. Our hope is by connecting participants with their food, individuals will gain the confidence to make healthy selections on their own!