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Edible Garden Design

  • Oak Park Main Library 834 Lake Street Oak Park, IL, 60301 United States (map)

Presented by Kurt Hansen

Native and Edible Garden Design

Have you been thinking about gardening with native plants? Whether you have experience gardening with native plants, or are looking to learn the basics join the Deep Roots Project at the Oak Park Main Library on from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 26. Native plants provide food, water, and shelter for native fauna, creating and reconnecting fragmented habitat areas without sacrificing functionality and aesthetics! You can garden with native plants, and the Deep Roots Project wants to teach you how!

Edible gardening education and design consultant by Deep Roots

Kurt Hansen, an environmental resource specialist with Christopher B. Burke Engineering Ltd., can teach or assist with classes and presentations for any age group covering a range of environmental: native plant/tree identification, restoration, controlled burns, stormwater, topography, birds, insects, small mammals, nutrient cycles, and sustainability.

Kurt Bio:

Kurt Hansen is an ecologist, employed by Christopher B. Burke Engineering Ltd. in Rosemont as an environmental resource specialist. Kurt graduated from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences with a degree in resource conservation and restoration ecology. Kurt has spent the last 5 years working throughout the Chicagoland area, and surrounding states reporting and monitoring wetlands, trees, plant communities, and construction activities. Kurt has served as a Village Tree Commissioner, state Urban Manual review committee member, restoration volunteer, and volunteer/guest educator throughout the collar counties. Kurt enjoys working in his native and potager gardens, helping friends and neighbors develop their own gardens, working with wood, organizing the Chicago Illini Club, and cheering on his Fighting Illini!

Earlier Event: May 19
Migration Walk
Later Event: May 26
The Monarch and Its Migration