Milkweed, Monarchs & Metamorphosis
Jun
8
1:00 PM13:00

Milkweed, Monarchs & Metamorphosis

Do you love Monarch butterflies? Would you enjoy helping to protect them? Discover simple ways to help you promote a daily display of Monarchs in your garden. Learn about Milkweed plants, the only food Monarch caterpillars eat, and how and why to grow caterpillars in your home.

Registration required, sign up here https://www.marissahopkins.com/milkweed-monarchs-metamorphosis/

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BYOE Picnic and Toy Swap,  Sunset Woods Park
May
18
12:00 PM12:00

BYOE Picnic and Toy Swap, Sunset Woods Park

Join us for a day of family fun, sharing and education at Sunset Park. We are hosting a zero waste picnic and toy swap to help grow the GGHP family. Bring a trash free lunch and some gently used toys (3 toy maximum) to trade with other kids while meeting other green families. Learn about composting in HP, how to recycle better and reuse more. Suggested $5 cash donation per family to cover cost of pavilion rental. Make a t-shirt bag, learn about monarchs and milkweeds, refill your water bottle at the water wagon, enter our raffle to win a Wienermobile.

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Hot Crops! Summer Vegetable Gardening
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Hot Crops! Summer Vegetable Gardening

See how to grow delicious summer vegetables at home. Learn what to grow when, where and how. Get tips to ensure your success and recipes to enjoy your harvest! Marissa Hopkins, urban gardener and real estate broker, will lead this fun workshop with ample explanation for your success.

Registration required, sign up here https://www.marissahopkins.com/hot-crops-summer-vegetable-gardening/

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May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Chicago River Clean Up Day

Join your friends and neighbors to celebrate ”Chicago River Day” at a clean-up event on the grounds of the community park located adjacent to the Recreation Center of Highland Park. Date is Saturday May 11 from 9 to noon. The event is part of the regional effort sponsored by Friends of the Chicago River and hosted by the Park District of Highland Park. Volunteers will meet in the southeast corner of the parking lot at 1201 Park Avenue West. Supplies will be provided. Please rsvp to Rebecca Grill at rgrill@pdhp.org.

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Arbor Day HP
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Arbor Day HP

DUE TO WEATHER FORECASTS THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED INSIDE!! IT WILL BE IN THE RAVINIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GYM! LOOK FOR US INSIDE!

Stop by our table at the Arbor Day Celebration hosted by the City of Highland Park and the Ravinia Business District to see what we’re up to and how you can help Highland Park Go Green!

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One Earth Film Festival, mini-fest screening of Sustainable
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

One Earth Film Festival, mini-fest screening of Sustainable

Join us during the One Earth Film Festival, mini fest for a screening of film Sustainable. This is a farming documentary about the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it.  Discussion to follow with Jen and Jeff Miller of Prairie Wind Organic Farm.

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