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Meet Our Summer Intern

Meet Our Summer Intern

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We are so fortunate to have wonderful and passionate people like Angye join our mission in growing healthy food for hungry families. We run on volunteer power so every volunteer has a great impact and is important to our organization. 😊🌱🌱 "My name is Angye Zamudio. I am a part of the class of 2021 at Rhodes College in Memphis Tennessee. I will be double majoring in Primary Education and Latin American Studies. After college I am hoping to join the Peace Corps for at least one year. Once I return from my adventures in the Peace Corps I will be an Elementary School teacher in a Latin American country (most likely Mexico) or in my hometown of Waukegan, Illinois. One of my biggest passions is volunteering and helping others in…
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Core Garden Volunteer Orientation

Core Garden Volunteer Orientation

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Come one come all, if you wish to be involved as one of GreenTOWN Waukegan's honored Core Garden Volunteers you should attend any one of these two days. These orientations are specifically for anyone wishing to become a Core Garden Volunteer, which is like a Level 2 Volunteer. Core Garden Volunteers will receive valuable information on how to maneuver the garden, specifics regarding watering, and general maintenance. It is highly recommended that anyone wishing to become a CORE GARDEN VOLUNTEER attends at least one of these orientations; Core Garden Volunteers will have the freedom of coming to the garden on their own time to help with tasks that require careful attention. These training will provide you with the knowledge necessary for you to more independently maneuver GreenTOWN's Madeleine Fuqua Garden.…
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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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