Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies. October 24 is a day to resolve to make changes in our own diets and to take action to solve food-related problems in our communities at the local, state, and national level. The most important ingredient in Food Day is you! Use October 24 to start—or celebrate—eating a healthier diet and putting your family’s diet on track. Food Day is not just a day; it’s a year-long catalyst for healthier diets and a better food system. Let’s use this energy to make a meaningful and long-lasting difference!
Come out and walk on the wild side with The Resiliency Institute in our Edible Wild Plants Certificate Course beginning February 25th, 2017. Knowing what plants to look for when, finding them around you, then knowing what to harvest, how to process and prepare it, takes time, practice, and a good mentor. Over the course of 10 months, Pat Armstrong, will teach you all of this for 200 edible wild plants that grow in our bioregion through classroom and home study, two-hour plant walks, and by eating and preparing recipes with them every class!
During the summer of 2016, we hosted several suburban permaculture garden tours to demonstrate how individuals are transforming their lawns into permaculture forest gardens and to inspire the development of new permaculture forest gardens. Our new Permaculture Forest Gardener Series takes the tours to the next level. Join us in 2017 to learn the steps to begin growing your own forest garden.
The Permaculture Forest Gardener Series begins in February and is taught one Sunday a month. Over the course of eight months, students will experience in-class and hands-on time learning:
Join us for a summer of Suburban Permaculture Garden Tours!
Be inspired to start your own suburban permaculture garden, by touring existing ones! This summer we are showcasing four unique approaches to integrating permaculture into the suburban landscape aesthetic. Come to one garden tour or all of them to discover new ideas for your own garden.
On Thursday, June 16th visit an Edible Landscape in south Naperville. Dennis Corbin is a retired Landscape Contractor with a passion for edibles. His permaculture garden combines the traditional suburban aesthetic of lawn and ornamentals with annual and perennial edibles. See mature fruiting shrubs & trees, including two paw paw trees!