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April 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT| Free
Join the Villages of Clarendon Hills and Westmont on Earth Day for to kick-off the development of their joint community garden: The Richmond Education Gardens and Apiary. Components of the gardens will be on display.
- View the inside of an active bee hive
- Purchase local honey
- Learn from info booths staffed by local gardening and environmental groups
- Listen to a book reading by the local author of “I See Something Green“
- Purchase a custom engraved brick paver to become a permanent part of the gardens
All are welcome. This is a family friendly activity.
About the Richmond Education Gardens and Apiary
The Richmond Education Gardens and Apiary will provide a new place in the community to promote education programs about natural and organic gardening methods and our environment. The Gardens are being designed to include a hobbyist apiary surrounded by native vegetable, wildflower, butterfly, wall and rain gardens. The Gardens will promote the following values: access to resources, community ownership of process and product, localization, empowerment and collaboration, healthy eating, and organic and environmentally sound gardening and landscaping practices. These values will be taught through honeybee stewardship, demonstrating garden soil preparation and composting practices, using local seeds and transplants, and cultivating and growing native vegetables, wildflowers and plants at home and throughout our community.