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Cool Learning Experience

Cool Learning Experience

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A huge thank you to the youth of Cool Learning Experience for coming out to harvest this morning. You helped pick a lot of peas and greens, so much so our total came in at 140 lbs!! Woohoo!  
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Nature Fun Fest

Nature Fun Fest

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GreenTown Waukegan participated in the Nature Fun Fest with the Lake County Forest Preserves!!! We had lots of activities and loads of fun! We tried out our new board game created by the one only Nada Finn!  
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Live Green Family Festival

Live Green Family Festival

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GreenTown Waukegan joined the Waukegan Park District at their Live Green Famly Festival at Bowens Park. We had a great time talking about urban farming and showing a worm farm to kids and adults!       
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Grant Recipient!

Grant Recipient!

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We have exciting garden news to share. Greentown is the recipient of a $500 Gro2000 grant! Scotts/Miracle Gro is enabling our organization to finish the irrigation system this year. Watering is always a challenge with large gardens such as ours and now we will be able to automate a good portion of the work. Hand watering is routinely needed, but deep root soaking with drip irrigation helps the plants survive heat with less stress. Thank you Scotts for your support!
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Community Service Award Linda Belles!

Community Service Award Linda Belles!

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We would like to congratulate one of our very own Linda Belles for receiving a community service award from the Waukegan Parks District for all her hard work and dedication to GreenTown Waukegan! Her, along with other fellow team members, attended the Volunteer and Patron Reception on February 23 and had a great time talking to other volunteers and organizations working to make Waukegan a better place. [video width="720" height="720" mp4="http://waukegan.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/video-1487960787.mp4"][/video]
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Hoop House Clean Up

Hoop House Clean Up

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The first part of our Hoop House clean up went great! Thank you for all the volunteers that showed up on a chilly Sunday. This season we plan on using the Hoop House to grow seedlings for the Madeleine Fuqua Garden as well as other families in the community!  
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Garden Update: In Health and Community

Garden Update: In Health and Community

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Dear Garden Friends; The cold blustery days of winter are well behind us and the many days filled with the chill of the cold winter winds that blow memories of the warm days of summer are gone. The first hint of early spring with its faint wisp of hope for what would be planting season soon arrived. Looking over the garden plan from 2015 with what worked and what could have been done better becomes a blur as this review reminds us of the crops that our partner Community Christian Church is able to obtain through the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Tomatoes come in pallet size so we can eliminate this from our garden plan; carrots, onions, and potatoes are all available to food pantries to supplement the many canned…
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