Worms Around Town: Spring Events

April 1, 2010 at 5:42 AM Leave a comment

Worms Around Town: Spring Events

The Full Worm Moon

Don’t believe the groundhog – the worms are the real sign of Spring!

Native Americans have long recognized March’s full moon as the Worm Moon. As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworms make their way to higher ground, their castings appear, and we herald the return of the robins.

With Chicago temperatures topping 70 degrees this week, we think the worms are right on time!

To learn more about the monthly full moons, check out the Farmers’ Almanac.

Let Them Eat… Dirt!

Read why researchers at Northwestern now believe that playing in the dirt helps promote healthy children for years to come!

Spring Has Sprung!

If you’re dusting off your gardening gloves, thinking about cool-weather crops, and looking for some great compost, then it’s time to meet some worms! Join the Urban Worm Girls around town and learn more about how you can turn your kitchen scraps into gorgeous compost all year long!

April 3
Greenheart Shop in Wicker Park

Join us at Greenheart for hands-on demonstrations that show you how easy it is to compost with worms in your home, apartment, or condo. You’ll learn how to turn all of your left-over food scraps and paper into gardening’s black gold! Greenheart will also have information about our friends at Harvest Moon Organics, and their summer CSA shares. Sign up today for a summer of fresh, organic produce, delivered weekly to Greenheart.
Saturday, April 3, 1:00-3:00pm, Greenheart Shop, 1911 West Division Street, Chicago

April 10
Kids Eco Fest at Whole Foods

Bring your little ones and follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City where the whole family can learn more about going green! Kids’ events, hands-on demonstrations, and giveaways will teach you more about going green in your own household. We will have our friends the red wigglers available for any curious young hands, as well as information for parents interested in learning more about home composting.
Saturday, April 10, 11:00am-2:00pm, Whole Foods Market, 3640 North Halsted Street

April 18-24
Earth Week

This year’s Earth Day marks the 40th anniversary of the event. With issues like climate change, renewable energies, and waste reduction at the top of the list. Learn what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint and save money at the same time.
Visit our Events page for details about composting demonstrations we will be offering in Evanston, Northbrook, and throughout Chicago during the week of Earth Day.

May 22-23
Green Fest at Navy Pier

Celebrating what’s working in our communities, the Chicago Green Festival®, a joint project of Global Exchange and Green America, showcases more than 350 diverse local and national green businesses. Urban Worm Girl will once again be a featured speaker this year, with a presentation at 4:00pm on Saturday, May 22.

Wednesday, May 5, 6:30pm
Worm Composting Workshop

Learn everything you need to know about worm composting at the Urban Worm Girl worm composting workshop. Purchase bins, worms, and set up the entire system step-by-step with the help and advice of the Urban Worm Girls.
Workshop will take place in Lincoln Park on the evening of Wednesday, May 5.
We’ll be sending another email with all the details, or feel free to contact us to reserve your spot today.

Urban Worm Girl :: http://www.urbanwormgirl.com :: 773.355.4804


Entry filed under: Green Information, Other Happenings.

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