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Citywide Education Programs

Edible Evanston teaches individuals about sustainable food growing techniques to allow more people to successfully grow their own healthy, local food. We also teach about the connection between growing food, a healthy planet, and human health.

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August 14, 2023

We have a multi-faceted Education Program. Educational workshops are typically a part of each monthly volunteer workday, or are given at other locations including the Crown Center, Library, and City Parks. Topics have ranged from planting gardens to explaining permaculture, growing mushrooms, making herbal teas, and building better soil. Our Food Forest includes educational signage available to visitors year-round.

We have a May Bee Fest, and a family-oriented Annual Fall Festival in October. Tours and workshops are given for school groups, ranging from kindergarteners to Garrett University classes.

Edible Evanston welcomes the community to get involved by learning about what is being grown, helping plan next steps, and helping to maintain our portion of what we have called Evanston’s Eggleston Eco Acre. Volunteers have included faith organizations, Boy Scouts, school and university groups, as well as interested individuals.


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You're Needed! Here Are Some Involvement Opportunities

Tour Our Food Forest

Watch for tours of the Food Forest in 2023 in the events list above. In the meantime, you are always welcome to visit on your own.

Take a New Gardener Class

New Gardener education classes will be rolled out throughout the year and class registration for each session will be open to all. They will be included in our above Upcoming Events list!

We have both planning and execution roles for all four of our initiatives: our demonstration food forest, produce sharing program, citywide education, and raised bed gardening.

Support our program by donating to Climate Action Evanston and earmarking your donation to support the Edible Evanston Program. And if you wish you can further earmark your donation to one of our initiatives.