Saturday, May 5 @10-4 pm
Iron Street Urban Farm
3333 S. Iron St, Chicago, IL 60608 (15 min walk from the Orange Line Ashland stop)
*Volunteer with fellow RPCVs at this 7-acre urban farm located in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood. Involves a short training and tour, then we get our hands dirty! Farm includes:
-10 hoop-houses to grow fresh produce year-round;
-aquaponics systems, which will produce healthy Tilapia and Yellow Perch;
-small ruminant husbandry, including chickens, ducks, and rabbits;
-urban apiary with six bee hives;
-urban orchard and vine fruit production;
-green roof production and research; and
-the training and employment of over 40 youth.
-the vision for the site is that it will also include an anaerobic digester to not only create nutrient-rich compost, but renewable energy as well.
More info: http://www.ironstreetfarm.com/
Please RSVP to Caitlin Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org