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Native & Edible Garden Design Workshop

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

WHEN: Sunday, May 26, 2-4pm
WHERE: Oak Park Main Library (Community Room)
834 Lake St. Oak Park, IL 60301

Presented by Kurt Hansen

Native and Edible Garden Design

Both native and edible plants are needed for a healthy ecology and improved food harvest. Including flowers and perennials as well increases the beauty of the whole landscape.This workshop will cover garden design with BOTH natives AND edibles. We want native gardeners to learn how to include edible plants. And we want edible gardeners to learn how to include native plants.

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!