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Get Growing this Earth Day!

Earth Day 2016 is officially recognized on April 22, but we're celebrating with one solid month of growing workshops for all ages! Angelic Organics Learning Center is located on Angelic Organics farm – one of the largest and oldest biodynamic, community supported agriculture (CSA) farms in the country! We sit on 186 acres of majestic land, roughly 90 miles from Chicago, 75 miles from Milwaukee, 60 miles from Madison, 35 miles from Lake Geneva, 20 miles from Rockford and 10 miles from Beloit. All workshops occur at 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia, IL 61011. 

   

GET STARTED GROWING FOOD AT HOME  |  Saturday, April 23  |  9AM (Teens & Adults)
Celebrate Earth Day by learning techniques for organic soil preparation and planting. We’ll learn about soil texture and soil life, plus how our Biodynamic farm tends and feeds the earth. We’ll cover the basics of double digging, prepare a garden bed, and learn about seeding and transplanting through hands-on projects. Dress to work in the garden. Sandwiches for lunch included.

GROW FOOD WITH FUNKY STYLE  |  Saturday, April 30  |  9AM (All Ages)
You don't need a ton of space to grow food, just curiosity and creativity. All are welcome to this make-and-take workshop that teaches you how to plant vegetables in unusual ways, like seed bombs made from old mail, and using found or recycled containers to grow whatever your heart desires. Kids will love growing their own food in weird ways that they actually eat it! Taught by guest instructor Amanda Thomsen, author of Kiss My Aster.

HOW TO BUILD RAISED GARDEN BEDS  |  Sunday, May 15 |  9AM (Teens & Adults)
In this program, you'll get hands-on experience building a raised garden bed, also called a garden box. We'll also discuss crop selection, necessary tools and equipment, and the benefits of gardening in raised beds. 

THE INS AND OUTS OF COMPOSTING  |  Sunday, May 15  |  1:30 PM (Teens & Adults)
Want to increase your compost confidence? Then this is the workshop for you. Learn what makes a successful compost pile, and decide which methods will work best for your household. This class provides an overview of various types of compost bins, plus hands-on experience building a compost pile together. You'll even meet the worms in our vermiculture system, then find out how to implement indoor worm composting at home. Dress to work outside!