Screening 'Happening'
Apr
22
6:30 PM18:30

Screening 'Happening'

James Redford/2017/71 min/Energy

FILM DESCRIPTION: Filmmaker James Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US. Unlikely entrepreneurs in communities from Georgetown, TX to Buffalo, NY reveal pioneering clean energy solutions while James’ discovery of how clean energy works, and what it means at a personal level, becomes the audiences’ discovery too. Reaching well beyond a great story of technology and innovation, “Happening” explores issues of human resilience, social justice, embracing the future, and finding hope for our survival.

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A Community Conversation About Climate Change
Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

A Community Conversation About Climate Change

Local residents care deeply about climate change - not only from a global perspective, but because a healthy environment is essential to strong, thriving neighborhoods. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, community members can learn how to take action with the Chicago Climate Report. Presented by the Interfaith Green Network at the Oak Park Main Library Veterans’ Room, the talk will feature Jamie Ponce, one of the leaders in Chicago Climate Partnership.

Ponce is Director of Strategic Partnerships with the City Tech Collaborative and previously served as Director of Innovation with the Environmental Law & Policy Center. Ponce will give a presentation about progress with the Chicago Community Climate Partnership. Immediately following the presentation, participants will engage in a ​community conversation about what we can do individually and collectively about our rapidly changing world.

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Learn & Grow: Culinary Herbs
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Learn & Grow: Culinary Herbs

The Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory Master Gardeners will highlight plants that will be available at this year's 30th Annual Plant Sale. Learn how to successfully grow culinary herbs from Sandy Lentz. All lectures at 7 p.m. at the Conservatory. Registration is free to the public. Register here: https://www.pdop.org/events/235247/

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Columbus Park Bio Blitz
Apr
27
7:30 AM07:30

Columbus Park Bio Blitz

Join the Columbus Park 2018 Bioblitz! Bring your sense of curiosity and a smartphone (or other camera). You do not need to be an expert. The goal is to record as many living organisms as possible in a limited timeframe. Bioblitzes are a wonderful citizen science opportunity because your records/observations will be used by scientists.

To get the most out of the Bioblitz, we recommend installing the iNaturalist App and practice using it before the event. Here is a short video demonstrating use of the app: https://vimeo.com/162581545. Having the app on your smartphone makes taking pictures and recording data extremely simple. If you have a Macro lens for your smartphone, that's helpful for smaller organisms.

Please be sure to join our iNaturalist project: Columbus Park Bioblitz 2019.

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Sacred Wandering
Apr
27
8:30 AM08:30

Sacred Wandering

PLEASE NOTE, THIS DATE WAS CHANGED FROM APRIL 20 TO APRIL 27.

Join us as we explore meditation-in-nature with Sacred Wandering. Simplicity and reverence will be our guides. Join Terry Kinsey and Krista Mikos as they explore a new way of experiencing nature – the Sacred Wandering Way.

Krista teaches Environmental Justice and Advocacy at DePaul University and is a 25 year practitioner of Qi Gong. Terry has led numerous outdoor retreats and has been a practicing Unitarian Universalist-Buddhist for 2 decades as well.

We will meet at Thatcher Woods Pavilion, 8030 Chicago Ave., in River Forest, on the 3rd Saturday of the month rain or shine from 8:30 to 10 a.m. We are starting a modern-day movement. Join us!

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Screening 'Sustainable'
Apr
27
11:00 AM11:00

Screening 'Sustainable'

Matt Wechsler/2016/52 min/Food-Agriculture

FILM DESCRIPTION: A vital investigation of 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. Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations.

The narrative of the film focuses on Marty Travis, a seventh-generation farmer in central Illinois who watched his land and community fall victim to the pressures of big agribusiness. Determined to create a proud legacy for his son, Marty transforms his profitless wasteland and pioneers the sustainable food movement in Chicago.

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Young Filmmakers Screenings
Apr
27
2:00 PM14:00

Young Filmmakers Screenings

Join One Earth Film Fest for a screening of several honorable mention films from the One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest. These shorts explore a range of sustainability topics (plastic pollution, water conservation, edible gardens, food waste, and more) and were written, directed and edited by youth ages 8 to 25.

Student entrants were asked to create a 3 to 8-minute film about one of six sustainability topics: energy, food, transportation, waste, water, or open space/ecosystems. Out of 157 submissions, 22 jurors chose 4 first place prizes and 15 honorable mentions.

On March 2, the top winning films screened at the Gene Siskel Center in Chicago, but time was too short to screen all winning honorable mentions. This follow up event will highlight some student winners from local schools: Lincoln Elementary School in River Forest, L.J. Hauser Junior High School in Riverside, Grace Lutheran School in River Forest, York High School in Elmhurst, Maine West High School in DesPlaines, and Northwestern University in Evanston.

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Screening 'Before the Flood'
Apr
27
5:00 PM17:00

Screening 'Before the Flood'

Fisher Stevens/2016/93 min/Climate Change

FILM DESCRIPTION: If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.

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Forest Bathing
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Forest Bathing

Join Roberta Jannsen for a forest therapy walk and experience nature in a healthy way that will help you get out of your head, live in our body and reduce stress in your life. For adults and teens. Space is limited.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Call Trailside at 708-366-6530.

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Earth Words: A Nature Writing Workshop
Apr
28
2:30 PM14:30

Earth Words: A Nature Writing Workshop

Learn to write about the nature where you live: in nearby parks and nature preserves; along rivers, lakes, and ponds; and in your own backyard. Whether in a private journal or for publication, you will learn techniques for describing the flora and fauna you encounter, and also recording and reflecting on the meaning they have for you.

All are welcome to attend, no matter your experience in journal writing or writing for others.

Presenter Carol LaChapelle is a writer, teacher, and the author of Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Stories (Marion Street Press, 2008).  Her essays have appeared on the Center for Humans & Nature’s City Creatures blog, Chicago Wilderness Magazine, and Next Avenue.

Brought to you by West Cook Wild Ones.

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Healthy Diet, Healthy Long Life Workshop
Apr
28
4:00 PM16:00

Healthy Diet, Healthy Long Life Workshop

A whole-foods, plant-based diet is a way of eating that celebrates plant foods and cuts out unhealthy items like added sugars and refined grains. Plant-based diets have been linked to a number of health benefits, including reducing your risk of heart disease, certain cancers, obesity, diabetes and cognitive decline.

These diets are rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals that help lower blood pressure and LDL (bad) cholesterol, reduce the risk of diabetes, and help maintain a healthy weight, all of which can lower your risk of heart disease. Yet, the types of plant foods and their sources are also important.

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Nature Book Club
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

Nature Book Club

Discuss the book “How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir of 13 Animals” by Sy Montgomery along with leaders from the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Call for details. Ages 18 & up.

Photo courtesy of Hougton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Food as Medicine CME Symposium
May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Food as Medicine CME Symposium

Join the fourth annual Food as Medicine Symposium, featuring a day of cutting edge nutritional medicine from expert, nationally renowned specialists. This symposium is perfect for any person desiring a deeper understanding of how to improve mental well-being and brain health. Learn self care practices for improved quality of life. Cooking demonstrations by chef trained doctors, a delicious plant based lunch, and CME credit are offered. Parking included.

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Spring Festival
May
5
11:00 AM11:00

Spring Festival

Celebrate spring with a fun day of activities for all ages, including animal encounters, kids’ tree climb, guided spring wildflower walks, bird banding, dip netting, seed planting, a kid’s craft, building a bird house to take home and much more! Brought to you by the Forest Preserves of Cook County.

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Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants Workshop
May
5
2:00 PM14:00

Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants Workshop

Healthy soil is dark, well-drained and loose. Once you’ve established your perfect garden, it is important that you maintain the health of your garden’s soil. The Natural Resource Conservation Service defines soil health as a soil’s capacity to function as an ecosystem that supports plants, animals, and humans. Indicators of healthy soil include loose granular structure, well-drained but moist soil, and a relatively dark soil color (influenced by organic matter).

Managing for soil health is one key step toward having a successful garden this summer. Avoiding compaction, covering with dense leaf mulch, applying organic matter, adding biochar, and keeping the soil covered are simple tips that will reap great rewards.

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Made from Bees
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Made from Bees

Bees are all the buzz these days. From pollinating many of the plants that we eat to making the honey that we enjoy, bees are an important part of our lives! Learn all about these buzz worthy creatures and beeee inspired to make candles, lip balm and more out of honey and wax! Register here: https://www.pdop.org/events/264337/

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Spring Perennial & Tool Exchange
May
18
9:30 AM09:30

Spring Perennial & Tool Exchange

Have too much monarda? Way too much vinca? How about too many hosta? If so, then come to the perennial plant, houseplant, and garden tool exchange. Drop off potted and labeled perennial plants at the Conservatory from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Return between noon and 12:30 p.m. to pick from the perennials donated by others.

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Migration Walk
May
19
8:00 AM08:00

Migration Walk

Enjoy a spring walk that will focus on identifying birds as well as the phenomenon of migration. Led by John Elliott of Chicago Audubon. We have some pairs of binoculars to lend. brought to you by the Forest Preserves of Cook County.

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Edible Garden Design
May
26
2:00 PM14:00

Edible Garden Design

Have you been thinking about gardening with native plants? Whether you have experience gardening with native plants, or are looking to learn the basics join the Deep Roots Project at the Oak Park Main Library on from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 26. Native plants provide food, water, and shelter for native fauna, creating and reconnecting fragmented habitat areas without sacrificing functionality and aesthetics! You can garden with native plants, and the Deep Roots Project wants to teach you how!

Kurt Hansen, an environmental resource specialist with Christopher B. Burke Engineering Ltd., can teach or assist with classes and presentations for any age group covering a range of environmental: native plant/tree identification, restoration, controlled burns, stormwater, topography, birds, insects, small mammals, nutrient cycles, and sustainability.

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Adult Archery
May
30
12:00 PM12:00

Adult Archery

Stay active and try your hand at a new or old pastime. Enjoy a brief nature hike on the trails while you wait for your next turn. Ages 18 & up. Brought to you by the Forest Preserves of Cook County.

Registration required for groups of 10 or more. Call 708-386-4042.

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Repair Cafe
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Repair Cafe

Repair Cafes are free meeting places, and they’re all about fixing things, rather than throwing them away. At the Repair Cafe, you’ll find the tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. You’ll also find repair specialists to help you, such as electricians, seamstresses, jewelry experts, carpenters, and general fix-it folks. We usually meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Oak Park Senior Citizens’ Center, 414 S. Oak Park Ave., in Oak Park.

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Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market

Get your Farmers’ Market fix during the off-season. Visit with favorite farmers and producers, and maybe meet a new favorite. These take place monthly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, and April 20. Markets are held in the Sugar Beet Food Co-op entrance on Grove, just north of the store entrance.

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Learn & Grow Lectures: Container Gardens
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Learn & Grow Lectures: Container Gardens

The Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory Master Gardeners will highlight plants that will be available at this year's 30th Annual Plant Sale. Learn how to successfully grow container gardens from Ellen Kuner. All lectures at 7 p.m. at the Conservatory. Registration is free to the public. To register, go here: https://www.pdop.org/events/learn-and-grow-lectures-container-gardens/

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Screening 'The Biggest Little Farm'
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Screening 'The Biggest Little Farm'

(Part of the Doc10 Film Festival)
Director: John Chester
91 min, U.S., 2018

A testament to the immense complexity of nature, “The Biggest Little Farm” is the inspirational story of two dreamers, John and Molly Chester, who move from the city out to the country to build one of the most diverse and sustainable farms of its kind in complete coexistence with the elements. Chronicling nearly eight years of epic ups and downs and startling trials and errors, the film is a “gorgeous and often devastating look at good intentions slamming into harsh practical challenges” (Indiewire) as the Chesters persevere through coyote attacks, insect infestations, floods, fires, and much more to build their utopia. Winner of multiple film festival Audience Awards, The Biggest Little Farm is “stunning” (Variety), and “genuinely involving and heartening” (The Hollywood Reporter).

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Screening 'Anthropocene: The Human Epoch'
Apr
13
1:00 PM13:00

Screening 'Anthropocene: The Human Epoch'

(Part of the Doc10 Film Festival)
Followed by Q+A with Jennifer Baichwal & Nicholas de Pencier
Directors: Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas De Pencier
97 min, Canada, 2018

As shocking as it is staggeringly beautiful, “Anthropocene: The Human Epoch” provides a visceral chronicle of humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet. From vast reaches of lithium ponds in the Chilean desert to colossal chunks excavated out of Russian mountains, this big-screen cinematic event impresses with the awesome scale of its imagery—and its harrowing implications. Following their previous nonfiction masterworks Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013), award-winning filmmakers Baichwal and De Pencier, in collaboration with celebrated photographer Edward Burtynsky, go beyond your standard National Geographic environmental doc to create an experiential piece of eco-horror. “Packed with shattering images and astounding ironies” (The Globe and Mail), this “riveting [work] leaves the unmistakable sensation that mankind is busily choreographing its own destruction” (Toronto Star).

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Natural Lawn Care Workshop
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Natural Lawn Care Workshop

A natural lawn can also be beautiful, even by conventional standards, In fact, well-established natural lawns are healthier and stronger than conventionally maintained ones, especially in times of stress like drought. Furthermore, as sustainable landscapes require less water, fertilizer, and pesticides, they are more cost effective.

Natural lawn care (NLC) practices rely on naturally occurring processes and organic amendments to create a sustainable lawn and garden. By cultivating healthy soil without synthetic chemicals, you can grow and maintain a healthy landscape with less impact on the environment and the health of your family. Organic lawn care uses fewer resources and most are sustainable. It is non-toxic to the environment, animals & food chain and supports a healthy & diverse ecosystem. Lawn maintenance costs become lower over time as the natural health and ecology of the soil and the grass is restored.

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Learn & Grow Lectures: Pollinator Plants
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Learn & Grow Lectures: Pollinator Plants

The Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory Master Gardeners will highlight plants that will be available at this year's 30th Annual Plant Sale. Learn how to successfully grow pollinator plants from Suzette Gacek. All lectures at 7 p.m. at the Conservatory. Registration is free to the public. Go here to register: https://www.pdop.org/events/learn-and-grow-lectures-pollinator-plants/

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Delta Social at Lagunitas Brewing
Apr
9
8:30 PM20:30

Delta Social at Lagunitas Brewing

Four reasons why you should attend: 

  1. All you can eat food! 

  2. Your $10 ticket is the same price as two coffees, and helps Delta’s environmental and economic programs.

  3. $5.44 of your $6 Lagunitas beer purchase goes directly to Delta Institute.

  4. Activities, games, and merriment for you and your friends to enjoy.

For more details contact Sid at sfreitagfey@delta-institute.org. Register early as space is limited, come spend what would otherwise be a “regular” Tuesday evening with us in a fun, fantastic venue!

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Natural Lawn Care Workshop
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

Natural Lawn Care Workshop

Jeff Swano is an expert on beautiful, toxic-free lawns and the owner of Dig Right In Landscaping. He has been leading the way in residential organic lawn care since 2005. Over the years, he has come to fully understand the science and techniques necessary to build and sustain healthy soil ecology.

Learn about the best practices for creating a non-toxic, healthy, beautiful lawn and yard from Jeff Swano at the next Deep Roots Project free workshop.

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Beginning Birding for Families
Apr
6
1:00 PM13:00

Beginning Birding for Families

  • Austin Gardens Environmental Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Birds are all around us, in our parks, yards and even on the street. Have you ever wanted to know more about them? Join this introductory class to learn the basics of birding. You'll learn basic silhouettes, field marks and calls. Don't forget your binoculars because we will finish class with a short walk to practice your new skills through Austin Gardens! Registration for this class includes 2 family members. Register here: https://www.pdop.org/events/beginning-birding-family/

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Beginning Birding for Adults
Apr
5
1:00 PM13:00

Beginning Birding for Adults

Birds are all around us, in our parks, yards and even on the street. Have you ever wanted to know more about them? Try this introductory class to learn the basics of birding. You'll learn basic silhouettes, field marks and calls. Don't forget your binoculars because we will finish class with a short walk to practice your new skills through Austin Gardens! This class is appropriate for adults over the age of 18 sponsored by the Park District of Oak Park.

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Deep Roots Project Volunteer Gathering and Potluck Dinner
Mar
30
5:30 PM17:30

Deep Roots Project Volunteer Gathering and Potluck Dinner

Bring food to share.
But no need to brings drinks. The Good Earth Greenhouse Café will supply our drinks.
We will continue eating during the presentation.

Everyone is welcome!
It doesn’t matter if you are already a Deep Roots volunteer or this will be your first time at one of our volunteer events. We welcome volunteers with many skill sets and interests. Above all we want all our volunteers to do meaningful work that they enjoy, as well as to learn new skills and have fun. Please bring a friend, your kids and family members.

see our volunteer assistant positions

Brought to you by Deep Roots Project.

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Seed Starting Workshop & Seed Swap
Mar
24
12:00 PM12:00

Seed Starting Workshop & Seed Swap

Are you growing your own organic food garden this season? Extend your growing season! Learn how to sprout your seeds indoors with grow lights in 2-3 weeks while it’s still too cold to germinate seeds outdoors. Sign up for our workshop co-sponsored by The Sugar Beet Food Co-op and Deep Roots Project.

Following the workshop, will be a Seed Swap so bring your extra seeds to swap. Everyone is welcome to stay and swap seeds & gardening stories afterwards!

The workshop will include:

  • why seed start

  • which seeds to start

  • tips before you start

  • when to start

  • how to start

  • tips to keep in mind during growth

  • hardening and transplant

Brought to you by Deep Roots Project.

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Optimum Raised Bed Gardening Soil
Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

Optimum Raised Bed Gardening Soil

See Good Food Expo workshops and full day schedule here

Learn about the latest advances in building healthy soil.

Managing for soil health is one key step toward having a successful garden this summer. Some simple tips that will reap great rewards are:

  • Avoiding compaction

  • top dressing with dense leaf mulch

  • promoting soil drainage

  • applying organic material that supports soil microorganisms

  • adding compost

  • adding biochar

Brought to you by Deep Roots Project.

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Good Food Expo
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Good Food Expo

As the Midwest’s premier annual celebration of the growing Good Food movement, the Good Food EXPO continues to bring together regional and national leaders in local, sustainable food – from farmers to chefs, entrepreneurs to policy makers – to discuss the movement that’s transforming the way we eat.

Cooking demos by renowned chefs will headline FamilyFarmed’s 15th Anniversary Good Food EXPO, March 22-23 at Chicago’s UIC Forum. But the EXPO — the Midwest’s premier annual event focused on locally and sustainably produced food — is about much more than culinary art. Attendees at the Good Food Trade Show on Friday, March 22 and the Good Food Festival on March 23 will be informed and inspired by symposiums and panels featuring leading experts from across the Good Food spectrum.

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Good Food Expo
Mar
22
8:30 AM08:30

Good Food Expo

As the Midwest’s premier annual celebration of the growing Good Food movement, the Good Food EXPO continues to bring together regional and national leaders in local, sustainable food – from farmers to chefs, entrepreneurs to policy makers – to discuss the movement that’s transforming the way we eat.

Cooking demos by renowned chefs will headline FamilyFarmed’s 15th Anniversary Good Food EXPO, March 22-23 at Chicago’s UIC Forum. But the EXPO — the Midwest’s premier annual event focused on locally and sustainably produced food — is about much more than culinary art. Attendees at the Good Food Trade Show on Friday, March 22 and the Good Food Festival on March 23 will be informed and inspired by symposiums and panels featuring leading experts from across the Good Food spectrum.

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Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market

Get your Farmers’ Market fix during the off-season. Visit with favorite farmers and producers, and maybe meet a new favorite. These take place monthly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, and April 20. Markets are held in the Sugar Beet Food Co-op entrance on Grove, just north of the store entrance.

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Repair Cafe
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Repair Cafe

Repair Cafes are free meeting places, and they’re all about fixing things, rather than throwing them away. At the Repair Cafe, you’ll find the tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. You’ll also find repair specialists to help you, such as electricians, seamstresses, jewelry experts, carpenters, and general fix-it folks. We usually meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Oak Park Senior Citizens’ Center, 414 S. Oak Park Ave., in Oak Park.

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Sacred Wandering
Mar
16
8:30 AM08:30

Sacred Wandering

Join us as we explore meditation-in-nature with Sacred Wandering. Simplicity and reverence will be our guides. Join Terry Kinsey and Krista Mikos as they explore a new way of experiencing nature – the Sacred Wandering Way.

Krista teaches Environmental Justice and Advocacy at DePaul University and is a 25 year practitioner of Qi Gong. Terry has led numerous outdoor retreats and has been a practicing Unitarian Universalist-Buddhist for 2 decades as well.

We will meet at Thatcher Woods Pavilion, 8030 Chicago Ave., in River Forest, on the 3rd Saturday of the month rain or shine from 8:30 to 10 a.m. We are starting a modern-day movement. Join us!

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'RiverBlue' Film Screening
Mar
9
1:00 PM13:00

'RiverBlue' Film Screening

Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, “RiverBlue” spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion. Narrated by actor and clean water advocate Jason Priestley, this groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, the effects on humanity, and the solutions inspiring hope for a sustainable future. Through harsh chemical manufacturing processes and the irresponsible disposal of toxic chemical waste, one of our favorite iconic clothing items has destroyed rivers and impacted the lives of people who count on these waterways for their survival.

Q&A with film director Roger Williams via Skype following the film.

Teens and young adults encouraged to attend. Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue.

David McIlvride & Roger Williams/2017/52 min/Water

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'RiverBlue' Film Screening
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

'RiverBlue' Film Screening

  • University of Chicago Green Line Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, “RiverBlue” spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion. Narrated by actor and clean water advocate Jason Priestley, this groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, the effects on humanity, and the solutions inspiring hope for a sustainable future. Through harsh chemical manufacturing processes and the irresponsible disposal of toxic chemical waste, one of our favorite iconic clothing items has destroyed rivers and impacted the lives of people who count on these waterways for their survival.

Q&A with film director Roger Williams via Skype following the film.

Teens and young adults encouraged to attend. Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats.

David McIlvride & Roger Williams/2017/52 min/Water

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'Living the Change' Screening
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

'Living the Change' Screening

Living the Change” explores solutions to the global crises we face today—solutions any of us can implement—through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way. From forest gardens to composting toilets, community supported agriculture to timebanking, “Living the Change” offers solutions being used now that we can employ to combat climate change today.

Q&A with film directors/writers/producers Jordan Osmond and Antoinette Wilson via Skype following the screening.

Teens and young adults encouraged to attend. Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue.

Jordan Osmond & Antoinette Wilson/2018/85min/Conservation

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'Youth Unstoppable ' Screening
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

'Youth Unstoppable ' Screening

Youth Unstoppable: The Rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement (formerly “An Inconvenient Youth”) captures the vibrant untold story of the global youth climate movement. Decisions made today are shaping the world they will live in, and they are no longer willing to sit idly as the planet is degraded for the short term gain of the older generations. Director Slater Jewell-Kemker has been interviewing celebrities and politicians about the environment since the age of ten, now she is telling the stories of these remarkable young people on the front lines of climate change. This is the story of the youth of today fighting for their planet, their future.

Teens and young adults encouraged to attend. "PG-13" May contain heavy themes, graphic images or language.

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue.

Slater Jewell-Kemker/2018/86 min/Climate Change

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'RiverBlue' Film Screening
Mar
2
3:00 PM15:00

'RiverBlue' Film Screening

Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, “RiverBlue” spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion. Narrated by actor and clean water advocate Jason Priestley, this groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, the effects on humanity, and the solutions inspiring hope for a sustainable future. Through harsh chemical manufacturing processes and the irresponsible disposal of toxic chemical waste, one of our favorite iconic clothing items has destroyed rivers and impacted the lives of people who count on these waterways for their survival.

Teens and young adults encouraged to attend. Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue.

David McIlvride & Roger Williams/2017/52 min/Water

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'Youth Unstoppable' Screening
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

'Youth Unstoppable' Screening

Youth Unstoppable: The Rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement (formerly “An Inconvenient Youth”) captures the vibrant untold story of the global youth climate movement. Decisions made today are shaping the world they will live in, and they are no longer willing to sit idly as the planet is degraded for the short term gain of the older generations. Director Slater Jewell-Kemker has been interviewing celebrities and politicians about the environment since the age of ten, now she is telling the stories of these remarkable young people on the front lines of climate change. This is the story of the youth of today fighting for their planet, their future.

Teens and young adults encouraged to attend. "PG-13" May contain heavy themes, graphic images or language.

Post-film Q&A with Director Slater Jewell-Kemker. Learn about action opportunities through Sunrise Chicago, Park Ridge Community Health Commission, and Go Green Park Ridge. Uncle Dan's will be offering spots for its free Youth Unstoppable Leave no Trace Eco-Clinic for Youth 12 - 18 (includes pizza & giveaways). The Eco-Clinic is at 5 p.m. at Uncle Dan's in Park Ridge on the day of the screening. Facilitator: Kyrsten Jovita, Sunrise Chicago.

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue. Concessions available for purchase.

Slater Jewell-Kemker/2018/86 min/Climate Change

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