Green Living In Oak Park

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Introduction to Urban Chicken Farming with Jen Murtoff

Started by Bryan Northup Jul 26, 2011.

Special Green Edition of the Village E-newsletter 1 Reply

Started by Becca. Last reply by Maria Onesto Moran Mar 29, 2011.

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Comment by Rachel Benoit on July 18, 2013 at 2:21pm

@dg - You can opt out of circulars by calling the Trib, although it's more difficult if you live in an apartment where they will just claim others have not opted out.  See below:

"If a resident wishes to stop delivery, please call 1-800-TRIBUNE or email"

Comment by cac on July 18, 2013 at 1:34pm

Great green event this weekend, showcasing great homes, one in OP and RF and many others nearby! $20 for two people and kids free. Check it out!

Comment by dg on July 18, 2013 at 7:20am
big OP question. how can we stop getting those pink bag circular Ads thrown Littered ! on our yards everyday. anyone ?
Comment by cac on June 18, 2013 at 2:32pm

Interested in native plants and want to learn more, or share your knowledge? Put this event on your calendar. It's July 21st, 2.30pm at Green Home Experts (on South Blvd just west of OP Ave).

Comment by cac on May 22, 2013 at 8:53am

Wow, where have we all been for a year? A great current source to check out is for an awesome group of people and the latest on green events around Oak Park and elsewhere.

Comment by Debbie on May 22, 2013 at 7:43am

Beekeeping Camp for Kids (ages 9-12) in Downers Grove

There are a lot of kids in the area who are interested in beekeeping. This nature camp promises to be fascinating and fun!

Lyman Woods Junior Beekeepers
Smoke out a real adventure! Suit up and join our beekeeper to investigate firsthand the inner workings of a beehive. Learn all about hives and colonies while you build a hive and inspect real frames of bees. Build a solar wax melter and learn how to make beeswax candles, and even harvest honey from the hives! Must be comfortable being close to bees.

July 22-26, 9am-noon (630) 963-1300

Cook-DuPage Beekeeping Association is making available two full scholarships for this camp. Applications are due by June 7.

Comment by cac on May 14, 2012 at 10:29pm

For anyone interested in native plants and green landscaping: May 20th

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Comment by Becca on February 9, 2012 at 6:34pm

Thought this might be of interest: 

Seed Swap

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Comment by Becca on January 31, 2012 at 6:19pm

I thought this might be of interest to any green-minded local business owners:

Sponsors are now being sought for the Village’s third annual celebration of green living — Earth Fest — scheduled for Sat., April 21, in the LEED® Gold-certified Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. Sponsors not only receive special recognition in event promotional materials, they also help move the community toward the important goal of living sustainably. This year’s event will highlight organic farmers, eco-friendly landscapers, local chefs and restaurants, games and activities for children, items for sale, and entertainment. Sponsors earn the opportunity to not only educate but also to engage and empower people to make healthier choices for themselves, their families and the planet. Sponsorships range from $125 to $1,000. A sponsorship form is posted at For more information, call 708.358.5778 or e-mail

Comment by Rachel Benoit on January 28, 2012 at 8:38pm
Don, in my experience it was about 6-7 different items each week and we were able to use it as 2 adults (and one toddler that is averse to vegetables). Some like basil and lettuce needed to be used in 3 or so days, and others like kale would easily keep in the crisper a week for us. There were usually almost always zucchini, tomatoes and/or or potatoes that we would add to whatever casserole we made that week. I would say the size is moderate but definitely not a "small" amount of food.


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