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May 2016

Smart Farm Spring Clean up

May 7, 2016 @ 9:00 am
Smart Farm Hoop House – Good Shepherd Campus, 450 IL Hwy 22
Barrington,IL60010United States
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Help the Smart Farm get ready to grow food to feed our Community! We will be cleaning up the hoop, replacing all dirt in raised beds, adding compost to all gardens, building NEW compost bins....and much more! We need your help!

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All About Composting!

May 21, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Smart Farm Hoop House – Good Shepherd Campus, 450 IL Hwy 22
Barrington,IL60010United States
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We are proud to host a comprehensive class on Composting. We will be joined by Jennifer and Michael Kainz who will provide a knowledgable talk about the benefits and joys of turning garbage into gorgeous soil. Please sign up today! The class is free but donations are greatly appreciated!

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July 2016

Sustainable Landscape: Learn to work with your yard, not against it

July 30, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Smart Farm, Building A – Good Shepherd Campus, 450 IL Hwy 22
Barrington,IL60010
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Brandon Losey, Designer & Sustainability Director with Ringer Landscaping will present a host of sustainable landscaping topics, including: Diversifying your plant palette, removing invasive plants, incorporating natives, harnessing the power of healthy soil, and general sustainable maintenance techniques and practices.

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August 2016

All About Herbs

August 13, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Smart Farm Hoop House – Good Shepherd Campus, 450 IL Hwy 22
Barrington,IL60010United States
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We are proud to be joined by our local Herbalist, Ashley Behrendt. She will discuss the wonders of herbs, their healing qualities, how they can make food so much more pleasing and much more! We look forward to seeing you in the garden!

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November 2016

Fall Clean Up Workday

November 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Smart Farm Hoop House – Good Shepherd Campus, 450 IL Hwy 22
Barrington,IL60010United States
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Come join us harvest our final crops, add compost to our soil, and help organize and prepare for the next growing season. We need your help!!

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April 2017

Volunteer Workdays – Now Available

April 1 @ 9:00 am - November 13 @ 12:00 pm
Smart Farm Hoop House – Good Shepherd Campus, 450 IL Hwy 22
Barrington,IL60010United States
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April: Volunteers are needed every Saturday in April (weather permitting) 10am-12pm   May - Fall: Regular workday hours begin in May. Volunteers are needed every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday 9am-11am   Check our Facebook page for change in schedule. If you are interested in more information contact us at smartfarms2@gmail.com

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Monthly Topics

April 5 @ 9:00 am - November 13 @ 11:00 am

Our regular volunteer hours center on a monthly topic. See below for each month's subject. Volunteer hours are: April: 10am-12pm    |    May-November: 9am-11am TOPICS: April: Planning the garden layout and Preparing the Soil May: Planting June: Composting and mulching July: Trellising and Pruning August: Totally Tomatoes September: All about BUGS

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May 2017

Organic Vegetable Plant Sale

May 13 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Smart Farm Hoop House – Good Shepherd Campus, 450 IL Hwy 22
Barrington,IL60010United States
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Locally grown, Organically grown Vegetable plants for sale. Come early as our supplies are limited. Spread the word!!!

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Organic Vegetable Plant Sale

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Smart Farm Hoop House – Good Shepherd Campus, 450 IL Hwy 22
Barrington,IL60010United States
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Locally grown, Organically grown Vegetable plants for sale. Come early as our supplies are limited. Spread the word!!!

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September 2017

Smart Farm to Table

September 16 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Advocate Good Shepherd Barn, 450 IL Hwy 22
Barrington,IL60010United States
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Join us for an evening of great local food, drinks, and music. Cocktails and Appetizers - 5:30pm Dinner - 6:30pm   Featuring chefs who share our passion for local food: Chef Zak Dolezal, Dukes Alehouse in Crystal Lake Meghan McGinty, Farmhouse on North in Barrington, IL Maria Terry & Peter Capadona, Bleuroot in Dundee, IL Jolie Davis, RAW, Inc in Barrington, IL Alina & Jerry Jaskowiak, Pure Organic Juicery in Barrington, IL   Also Featuring: Local Beer from Jennifer and…

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