A free seed swap, open to all! Bring store bought or self-saved seeds to trade or give away. If you’re interested in simply socializing, that’s alright, too! This event is dog and child friendly. Metropolitan Brewing is a beautiful location overlooking the Chicago River. They welcome outside food and non-alcoholic beverages.
**Wear your AGA shirt and get a free beer koozie!**
Soup and homemade bread available for a $5 donation.
Seed Swap Details:
-Ornamental and edible plants welcome.
-Bring clearly labeled seeds in envelopes or baggies. (Some envelopes will be available if you want to split them there.)
-Try to only trade viable seeds. Feel free to bring seeds that are older(seeds are usually viable for 2-4 years) or that you’re not sure about and leave them on the “free to take” pile.
-Hybrid harvested seeds will not grow to type.
The third annual Bloom, Booze, and Bake event will be at Pollen Floral studio at 2918 N Milwaukee Ave.
Bring baked goods and beverages of any kind to share! This social event is a warm and cozy gathering of neighbors. Mix and mingle with the local gardening-and-sustainability-inclined. We will have our free seed library available, so you’ll likely leave with more than just a buzz. Homemade goodies are welcome, but not required. This free event is open to all neighbors!
Pollen Floral Studio is a boutique floral studio that creates stunning and sophisticated floral arrangements from local sources and values sustainable practices.
The studio welcomes neighbors of all types, but asks that children of “touching lots of things” age please stay behind as there are lots of fragile vases around. Additionally, this is a gun-free facility.
As the season comes to a close, we come together to share what we’ve grown and made. Neighbors will bring soups, dips, salsas, pickles, and raw fruits and veggies to share.
Come empty handed and leave with a full belly or bring something to share. Either way we want to celebrate another season in the books!
If you have seeds to share, swap, or giveaway, this is a great time to do it!
**There will be a bake off! If you want to enter, just bring something to share. Winner gets a prize!**
Come tour Avondale gardens and learn about all things urban agriculture and sustainability. Whether you’re an apartment dweller, a homeowner, or a small business, we’ve got something for you!
Make your own non-toxic cleaning supplies; plan a hosta-free shade garden; attract birds and pollinators to your yard; learn homebrewing and growing; resurrect your houseplants; bake bread; grow a medicinal herb garden; raise mushrooms; learn beekeeping and much more!
It’s all happening Sunday, August 25th, from 12pm to 5pm in a walkable area of East Avondale. Meet your neighbors and join our support network for new and experienced “farmers” and makers.
A map of the sites along with information about what you will find at each location will be available a couple of days before the event. You will be able to get a copy of the map from this event page, from Avondale Coffee Club, or from Concordia Place. We will announce when they are ready!
RSVP on the Facebook Event: RSVP HERE FOR UPDATES
See ya soon!
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(If you’re interested in volunteering, please reach out! The Avondale Gardening Alliance is completely volunteer run and all time and funding is donated! We can always use more hands on deck.)
Wednesday, August 7th, 5:30PM at 1354 w Wabansia Ave
Cards $4 each/3 for $10
Wednesdays in the summertime local celebrity callers to lead 2 hour bingo games while contestants compete for a fresh harvest of prizes. All proceeds from this event benefit Chicago community gardens through NeighborSpace.
August 7th, proceeds benefit the AGA! Donations help pay for things like:
Printing materials for events
Maintenance costs of Mindful Living Garden
Seed starting material
The AGA is completely volunteer run and all donations go directly back to benefiting the community.
Meet at Concordia place for coffee and snacks before breaking into groups to clean the neighborhood!
11AM – 2PM
FREE | 21+
Locally grown plants will be available for a small donation or for trade. Veggies, natives, showy annuals and perennials, expect them all!
If you’re interested in participating in the swap, all you need to do is bring your seedlings and do a bit of bartering. Otherwise, please plan to bring cash for donations. Avondale Gardening Alliance is a non-profit group focusing on connecting and educating gardeners of all skill levels. We have free events and are 100% volunteer run. Proceeds from the plant sale will go toward the AGA’s second annual gardening and agriculture fair this August!
**Sleeping Village is dog and small child friendly and allows outside food.