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April 2020

Build a Birdhouse

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Smart Farm Learning Center, 490 W IL Hwy 22
Lake Barrington, IL 60010
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Due to COVID-19, we will be rescheduling this class. Stay tuned! Building bird nest boxes is a great way to help conserve birds at the local level. Nest boxes help maintain bluebird populations that have declined by as much as 90%. Join Smart Farm volunteers Kathy Phelan and Dan Egan and build your own bluebird or wren birdhouse. Participants are asked to bring a Phillips screwdriver and a hammer. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Supplies are limited so…

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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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May 2020

Permaculture in your Own Backyard

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Smart Farm Learning Center, 490 W IL Hwy 22
Lake Barrington, IL 60010
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Permaculture in Your Own Backyard There is a saying in permaculture: “All the world’s problems can be solved in a garden!”  Seems ridiculous, or at best naïve, but when explored through a new pair of lenses there are inspiring elements of truth in this statement.   The permaculture homes and gardeners of the future may lead the way in demonstrating how we as humans can live abundantly well, while also leaving the planet in better condition than when we arrived upon…

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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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