FOOD DAY EVENT: Volunteer at The Talking Farm, Get Involved in Your Community, Hot Drinks, Toasted Marshmallows
I’m a big fan of what The Talking Farm has done over the past year with their Howard Street Farm in Skokie. During this year’s growing season alone, they’ve installed a 10,000 sq. ft. Ethnic Heritage Demonstration Garden, built a hoop house and established a native prairie plant garden. Now, they’re moving on to their next phase of growth, and this year’s event in connection with Food Day 2012 is a great way to help out and get to know them.
On October 24, come any time between 12 noon and 6 pm to the farm. Dress for the weather, and they’ll have tools, gloves, hot/cold drinks, and marshmallows. Tour the farm, pitch in by helping cut down weeds, and stay for a community campfire.
The farm is located at 3701 Howard St., Skokie (1/2 mile west of McCormick Blvd with parking in the lot at the Tot Learning Center). For more information, go here.