The Power of Observation: Making and Keeping a Nature Journal/Sketchbook
October 16, 2016 2:30-4:30 PM
Room 259, The Priory, 7200 W. Division St., River Forest, IL
In this workshop we will create simple journal/sketchbooks and then explore different ways of working with them, in writing, drawing, and collage. These journals would be ideal for recording nature obser
vations and keeping gardening notes. No prior experience is required, and school-aged children are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
If you already keep a journal or sketchbook, you might want to share your own sketchbook practice. All materials will be provided, and you are welcome to bring your own favorite drawing/sketching materials.
About Sallie Wolf:
Wherever she goes, Sallie Wolf takes her journal, fountain pen, ink, and watercolors. These are the tools she uses to record the world she sees. Her journals are a combination of an anthropologist’s field notes, a writer’s notebook, and an artist’s sketchbook. Her children’s books grow out of these journals. Her most recent book is The Robin Makes A Laughing Sound: A Birder’s Journal,
a collection of bird observations told in poetry, lists, questions, notes, and sketches. Sallie lives in Oak Park, IL, where her garden is devoted to attracting birds. Her website is www.salliewolf.com
, and her studio is located at 331B Harrison St., in the Oak Park Arts District.
Free and open to the public.
Chicago Living Corridors Launches
West Cook Wild Ones is one of the founding member organizations that have joined together to advocate for native plants in private landscapes.
Its next meeting is on October 8, 2016, 1:30-4 PM, hosted by Lurie Garden in the Choral Rehearsal Room at Millennium Park in Chicago. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are interested in attending.
Our Article on Getting Started with a Native Plant Garden
Now’s the time to get started on preparing your new garden for next spring by creating a "lasagne bed." This article goes step-by-step about starting a new garden. http://westcook.wildones.org/getting-started-with-a-native-garden/
There is a lot of information on different topics on our website as well as on the national Wild Ones site. We hope these resources are helpful to you.
Seven Generation's Ahead 15th Anniversary Celebration
October 5, 2016, 6:30-10:30 PM
This will be an event that is fun and beneficial, just like native plants! SGA has been an important supporter of WCWO. The celebration features farm-to-table food tastings and beer pairings and concert at The Wire in Berwyn
Wednesday, October 5th, 6:30pm-10:30pm
SGA is proud to celebrate it's 15th year Anniversary serving Chicagoland area communities. Food tastings from local restaurants NOVO, Carnivore, Karl's Soups, and AutreMonde will feature produce picked from Oak Park school gardens. Beer pairings feature brews from Kinslahger, Oak Park Brewing, Haymarket, and Wild Onion.
The Indianapolis-based band Brandon Whyde & the Devil's Keep will follow the food and beer pairings at 8:30pm.
Get your tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2603483
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