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April 2016

Smart Farm Spring Clean Up

April 23, 2016 @ 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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Join us clean up our garden and get ready to grow veggies for our community. We need to clean the hoop, build new compost bins, add compost to our gardens and so much more. We need your help. Look forward to seeing you this Spring.

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May 2016

All About Composting!

May 21, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Smart Farm Hoop House – Good Shepherd Campus, 490 W Hwy 22
Barrington, IL 60010 United 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
The Smart Farm Learning Center, 490 W IL Hwy 22
Lake Barrington, IL 60010
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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, 490 W Hwy 22
Barrington, IL 60010 United 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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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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