Want to help out and volunteer? We are so close to achieving our goal of harvesting 2000 lbs of fresh healthy food for hungry families! We run on volunteer power so don't be afraid to sign up! There will always be a GreenTown member present to help and guide you! All you need to bring is sunscreen and water! Keep hydrated! Sign Up Here!
Last Saturday we reached an important landmark in this year's harvest goal. We are half way to harvesting 2,000 lbs of fresh produce! Thank you to our wonderful GreenTown members and citizen volunteers who have made this possible. We are definitely looking forward to achieving our goal later this season! If you would like to help you can join us Saturday mornings and help harvest fresh produce that is donated to a local food pantry! We run on volunteer power so all help is wonderful!
Our fantastic crew of volunteers harvested 173 lbs today! Eighty pounds of it were loose leaf lettuce heads that looked like they were on steriods. Swiss chard came in at 31 lbs, spring mix 19 lbs, collards and spinach both hit 18 lbs. We will have a large harvest next week. Come join us! [URIS id=564]
In partnership with the Waukegan Park District, GreenTown is providing educational workshops that will cover the basics of creating and taking care of an urban garden in your home. Registration for these classes is done through the Waukegan Parks District. Call Jack Benny Center for the Arts 847-360-4740 to reserve your spot! All classes are held at Henry Pfau Callahan Park. Seedling Workshop # Ages 10+ A good harvest begins with seeds and careful seedling care. Join us for an informative, hands-on and fun workshop under the spring sun! We will examine the hows and whys on seed germination, watering needs, temperature requirements, and a brief intro to soil amendments and soil health. This class can serves as a proper introduction to anyone interested in the world of gardening and vegetable…
Hello Urban Farm Enthusiasts! GreenTown's website is currently going under construction. We will be continously be updating the website throughout the season but all essentials are up! Head over to the "Get Involved Section" to sign up for spring clean ups, plantings, and harvesting. Donate if you can to our online fundraiser. (Click Here) Follows us on Facebook or on our Instagram account! Here is to a wonderful and productive growing season! Best, GreenTown Team