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February 2020

Incredible Edibles: A Native Plant Class

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Smart Farm Learning Center, 490 W IL Hwy 22
Lake Barrington, IL 60010
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We are excited to have Naturalist, Navraaz Basati host a 2 hour adventure in edible plant exploration! This class will help you create a multifaceted relationship with native and local plants to support your specific health needs on many levels. During this class you will learn the basics of how to: Identify edible native plants and their culinary purposes Add these plants/fruits to our modern day diets Grow and harvest local and native, micro greens, berries, herbs, nuts and fruits that…

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March 2020

Kombucha Tea: Home Brew

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Smart Farm Learning Center, 490 W IL Hwy 22
Lake Barrington, IL 60010

Kombucha is a fermented tea that people have been making for thousands of years. In this class you will learn about kombucha and the basics to start brewing it at home. Get a taste of first and second ferment kombucha. Starter kit available (optional $25). As a kombucha drinker…Tamara’s Kombucha is the best I have tasted! Class will be administered by: Tamara Jazwinski Class will be held at The Smart Farm Learning Center 490 W IL 22 Lake Barrington, IL…

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How to Make a Fresh Spring Wreath

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Smart Farm Learning Center, 490 W IL Hwy 22
Lake Barrington, IL 60010
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Learn how to make a living fresh wreath to celebrate the arrival of spring! Using branches and vines, eucalyptus and other living greenery, one of our expert designers walks you through the steps to creating a wreath that is imperfect and feels like it came from nature! Expert Instructors: Mosie Himes and Chris Flannery Class will be held at: The Smart Farm Learning Center 490 W IL 22 Lake Barrington, IL 60010 ***GPS is incorrect: We are located west of the Advocate Good…

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April 2020

A Taste of Honey(bees): An introduction to bees and beekeeping

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Smart Farm Learning Center, 490 W IL Hwy 22
Lake Barrington, IL 60010
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Beginning Beekeeping Seminar Many people know that honeybees are in trouble, but do you know why? Would you like to find out? Would you like to learn what you can do to help the decline? Or, have you ever thought of keeping bees and harvesting the honey yourself? Find out all this and more from a local beekeeper at this beginners course! You'll learn what to do and what not to do in order to help bees survive. We'll also…

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Plant Powered Dinner: Eat Deliciously, Cut Food Waste

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
One Life Kitchen, 742 W Northwest Hwy
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Join Smart Farm and Chef Shawn Bork for a 8-11 course delicious, plant-based, nut-free cooking class and presentation about ways to limit food waste. Class fee is $60/person. Please register below! Class will be held at One Life Kitchen The Smart Farm is excited to host an evening with Chef Shawn. Shawn Bork is a plant-based chef that is focused on cooking with whole food ingredients. Early in his career, Shawn worked for an on-campus restaurant cooking Lebanese food where he developed…

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June 2020

VermiComposting Made Easy!

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Smart Farm Learning Center, 490 W IL Hwy 22
Lake Barrington, IL 60010
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Come join Mindful Waste and learn from the experts about the wonders of worms! Vermicomposting (composting with worms) is easy if you know the process. Learn why composting is important and how you can easily do it at home! Leave this class with the knowledge to start composting successfully at home. Class will be administered by: Jennifer Kainz and Renee Blue of Mindful Waste Class will be held at: The Smart Farm Learning Center and the Greenhouse 490 W IL…

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