These are free events, open to the public & centered around food, gardening, health & the environment. This is a brand new offering for Elawa so stay tuned as we build this programming for you!
Thursday I October 24, 2019 I 10am-12pm I FREE
Join us at the farm for an engaging & practical discussion on ways to mitigate water issues at your own home by how you create your landscaping and what plants you use.
We will have Bob Dean from the Center for Neighborhood Technology present the CNT's RainReady program. Learn how CNT can partner with your municipality to create a comprehensive plan that will capture and absorb water onsite.
"The way we build cities makes them flood, even in modest rainstorms, because asphalt and concrete prevent rainwater from soaking into the ground. We call this urban flooding. Through programs like our RainReady initiative, we help homeowners and municipalities save money by installing green infrastructure solutions like rain gardens and bioswales for stormwater management." -CNT
Thursday I October 3, 2019 I 9:30-11:30am I FREE
Considering rooftop solar? Want to tap into other renewable energy sources? Or want to save energy and money through energy efficiency?
Join us for a clean energy discussion featuring research & expertise from the following groups:
Learn more about the Union of Concerned Scientist's new report "Killer Heat in the USA," the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA), and the clean energy programs you can take advantage of today!
Thursday I Oct 5, 2019 I 10-11:30am I FREE
Interested in owning backyard chickens? Join our local vet, Dr. Robyn Walter-Mrowiec & Mary Ann Barry of Eggceptional Abilities for an introduction to owning chickens. We will cover:
Coops & Predators
What to Expect
This is the first year Elawa Farm has been allowed to raise chickens on site from May - October. We have 4 beautiful, heritage breed chickens from Kellie at Urban Chicken Rentals and hope to inspire & support our community in joining the movement.
Thursday I May 9, 2019 I 9-11am I FREE
An in-depth discussion on transitioning to a chemical-free lawn. We hosted 5 local panelists to present on their expertise in the landscape industry and then invited the audience to ask questions about their own home landscaping.
Ryan Anderson - Midwest Grows Green
David Husemoller - College of Lake County
David Gorter - DK Organics
Vytas Pabedinskas - Save Our Soil Composting Soluntions
Leslie Rose - Manfredini Landscaping
Nearly 100 guests in attendance - thanks to all for coming!
Elawa Farm Foundation | 1401 Middlefork Drive | Lake Forest | IL | 60045
847-234-1966 | elawafarm.org