The urban farming concept is spreading fast, but it's not new. There are those who remember the victory gardens that were planted during and after WWII in order to help supplement families' rationed food supplies. Families, groups and organizations pooled their resources and started these vegetable gardens so that the bounty could be shared amongst them. Not only was this considered patriotic, but these gardens helped to feed Americans during a time of sacrifice and need. People in cities grew vegetables in back yards, vacant lots and anywhere they could find space.
Register now for a class to learn the basic practices of vegetable gardening. The delicious "fruits" of your labor can be on the dinner table in a matter of seconds during the harvest season. The New Leaf Urban Garden, a partner of the Boocoo Cultural Center, is offering the class, "How To Start a Vegetable Garden." This class will take place at the New Leaf Garden, in back of the Boocoo Cultural Center and will be offered in 4-week sessions throughout the spring and summer, starting May 12th. For more information, call or stop by Boocoo, 847-864-8164, 1823 Church St. in Evanston, or visit the website at boocoo.org.
How To Start a Vegetable Garden - Register
Saturdays, 4-week sessions, 1:30 – 3pm
Starts May 12th
Fee: Adults – $40 per session
Seniors – $28 per session