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April 2017

Monthly Topics

April 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am - November 13, 2017 @ 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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June 2018

Eco Warrior Kids Camp – Coming in June!

June 11, 2018 - June 13, 2018
Smart Farm Hoop House – Good Shepherd Campus, 490 W Hwy 22
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Smart Farm and Mindful Waste are teaming up to prepare your kids to be eco-friendly warriors. Learn about composting, aquaponics and more.

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February 2019

Aquaponics 101

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Smart Farm Learning Center, 490 W IL Hwy 22
Lake Barrington, IL 60010

CLASS IS FULL! Please email us at smartfarms2@gmail.com to be put on our waiting list. In this session you will learn how the aquaponics nitrogen cycle works, the different kinds of systems, and best plants to grow. This will be an interactive class with open discussion. If you are interested in creating your own system or curious how to grow plants without soil…this is the class for you. Class will be administered by: David Nabong, MCC Environmental Science Professor and…

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March 2019

Starting Vegetables from Seed

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Smart Farm Learning Center, 490 W IL Hwy 22
Lake Barrington, IL 60010

Seeding class: learn the basics of starting plants from seed. We will discuss how to choose the best tomato varieties, what products are needed for success and how to transplant beautiful plants in your garden. You don’t need a greenhouse to truly grow from seed to table in your own backyard. In this class you will take home some starts for your garden. Class will be administered by: Emily Zack Class will be held at The Smart Farm Learning Center…

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April 2019

Spring Clean Up Saturdays in April

April 6 @ 10:00 am - April 27 @ 12:00 pm
Smart Farm Hoop House – Good Shepherd Campus, 490 W Hwy 22
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Come join us prepare the farm for planting. This is a crucial time. We need your help!! Volunteers are needed every Saturday between 10:00am and 12:00pm in April. (weather permitting)

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May 2019

Organic Vegetable Plant Sale – May 11th, 2019

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Smart Farm Hoop House – Good Shepherd Campus, 490 W Hwy 22
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Locally grown, Organically grown Vegetable plants for sale. Come early as our supplies are limited. Spread the word!!!   PLEASE NOTE: GOOGLE MAPS MAY NOT GET YOU DIRECTLY HERE Directions: We are just west of Good Shepherd Hospital on Hwy 22. We are the only White House on the north side of the street just east of Kelsey Rd in Barrington.

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Composting Made Easy

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Smart Farm Learning Center, 490 W IL Hwy 22
Lake Barrington, IL 60010

Composting is easy if you understand the process. Come join Mindful Waste and learn the difference between Vermiculture and Hot Compost. Learn why composting is important and how you can easily do it at home! You will leave this class with the skills to compost of vermicompost at home. Class will be administered by: Jennifer Kainz and Renee Blue Class will be held at The Smart Farm Learning Center 490 W IL 22 Lake Barrington, IL 60010 ***GPS is incorrect:…

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Organic Vegetable Plant Sale – May 18th, 2019

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Smart Farm Hoop House – Good Shepherd Campus, 490 W Hwy 22
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Locally grown, Organically grown Vegetable plants for sale. Come early as our supplies are limited. Spread the word!!!   PLEASE NOTE: GOOGLE MAPS MAY NOT GET YOU DIRECTLY HERE Directions: We are just west of Good Shepherd Hospital on Hwy 22. We are the only White House on the north side of the street just east of Kelsey Rd in Barrington.

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Kombucha Tea: Home Brew

May 25 @ 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 Class will be held at The Smart Farm Learning Center 490 W IL 22 Lake Barrington, IL 60010…

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June 2019

Organic Pest Management – Cancelled

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

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED! Please contact us if you have any questions. Organic pest controls: bugs happen in every garden and there are ways to control them without using harmful chemicals on your food. We will show you a few of our favorites that are easy to use and are sold in local stores or the recipes to create your own. Class will be administered by: Emily Zack Class will be held at The Smart Farm Learning Center 490…

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