Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 07:00 PM · 1 rsvp
Online: Zoom Event

Registration is free and required, by clicking HERE
You’ll be emailed a Zoom link just 30 minutes prior to the event.

Hear the inside story – history, land purchase, membership benefits – from leaders of the new grocery store coming to Highway 14 in Woodstock. It’s a co-op, which means you can become a member!  The store will focus on produce, meat and goods from local farmers; healthy and natural prepared meals and lots of organic and specialty products.  This short, “live” presentation via Zoom will be followed by time for your questions and community discussion.

Brought to you by the Center for Agrarian Learning

MCCD Earth Day

Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Prairieview Education Center in Crystal Lake, IL

2021 Earth Day Celebration!

Join the Food Shed Co-op as we collaborate with the McHenry County Conservation District to educate the public on how to live more sustainably. This is a rain-or-shine event with both indoor and outdoor exhibits.

Why not join us as we showcase the Food Shed Co-op on our birthday - Earth Day, 2021?

Earth Day - Teacher Resources

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 09:00 AM
Online Resources for Teachers

The Food Shed Co-op seeks opportunities to reach out and serve our community. Many of our board members are educators, so we have a special appreciation for the teachers in our community.

In celebration of Earth Day, we’ve created a resource we’re offering to teachers, parents, and Food Shed supporters. The Earth Day Padlet is brimming with fascinating educational materials that will engage children and adults alike. We’ve included stunning animations, documentaries, recipes, artistic inspiration, links to local eco-organizations, strategies and solutions for the benefit of our planet, and stories about how Earth Day came to be.

Be sure to check out “The Story of Flowers,” “Vertical Farming,” and the “Earth Day Black Bean Soup” tutorial. We are offering this resource to teachers and all others in our community. Check it out, and share it with Fellow Lovers of the Earth. We’d love to hear about what you learned or were inspired to do!

And by the way, if you have any suggestions for additional resources we can include, please email [email protected]

WPPC April Garden Walk

Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 02:00 PM
Nancy and Randy Schietzelt

The WPPC (Wildflower Propagation & Preservation Committee) is hosting a series of free garden walks to promote the use of native plants, shrubs, and trees. The first (of seven) walks takes place on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at the  Nancy and Randy Schietzelt property.

Get inspired and participate in the WPPC's Walks on the Wild Side program. Seeing is believing. Enjoy natural gardens up close with WPPC members as tour guides. Ask questions and learn first-hand about the benefits, challenges, and successes of various property owners. Come away with ideas and a better understanding of things you can do in your own garden. 

Seven walks are scheduled in 2021. Click HERE to view other Garden Walk dates.

Crystal Lake Home & Business Expo

Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Twin Ponds Marketplace - OfficeMax and Home Depot

Join us at the Crystal Lake Home and Business Expo!

The Expo will be located at the Twin Ponds Marketplace in Crystal Lake (where the OfficeMax and Home Depot stores are located). 

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