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Suburban Homesteading

Planting and Maintaining Your Suburban Garden

Le Jardin
Tuesday, May 23, 7 – 8 pm
Free with advance registration

About Suburban Homesteading

Home gardening, as with other outdoor pursuits, began a growth spurt in 2020 that continues today. But even pre-pandemic and before food prices skyrocketed, modern “homesteading” was trending up—the DIY practice of becoming more self-sufficient in our daily lives through gardening and other home-based activities. This first-time workshop series at Cantigny covers some of the basic skills needed to help you live more autonomously and have fun doing it. If you aspire to a sustainable, zero-waste lifestyle, this series is for you!  You may sign up for as many classes as you wish.

This program is offered in person and online. Those who register in advance will not have to pay the parking fee upon arrival. To register for free click the button below.

In-Person Registration

To register to view the event virtually via Zoom, click the button below.

Zoom Registration

In this installment of Suburban Homesteading, join us to learn about the basics of seed starting, including how to start your seeds indoors, where to buy starter plants, transplanting into the garden bed, and companion planting.

We’ll also learn how to maintain your garden through watering, weed prevention, and overall plant health. This is going to be a class packed full of information that will help you grow your own all summer long!

Meet the speaker:Jillae Langman-Dalmolin is the owner and founder of Wanderin’ Barefoot Farm, a small organically practiced farm in Campton Hills, IL founded in 2016. WBF focuses on educating the community on how to be self-sufficient, grow their own food, and bring that food to the table and the pantry. WBF has organic vegetable gardens, herb gardens, flower gardens, bees, chickens, ducks, and much more. Jillae is a master canner and also teaches people how to can and preserve their own food. In addition to farming, she co-hosts the podcast, “Naturally Unhinged”.

Instagram: wanderinbarefootfarm
Facebook: Wanderin’ Barefoot Farm
Website: www.wanderinbarefootfarm.com

Questions about the event? Contact Jackie Gillaspie at jgillaspie@cantigny.org.

Suburban Homesteading Event Schedule

April 25: Basics of Suburban Gardening
May 23: Planting and Maintaining Your Suburban Garden
September 19: Fall Gardening and Preparation for the Winter
October 24: Canning, Pickling, and Preserving
November 14: TBD