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One Heck of a Hullabaloo for Talking Farm

Sep 26, 2012 10:43AM

The nonprofit Talking Farm’s second annual Hullabaloo open house will be held from 2 to 6 p.m., October 6, at the Howard Street Farm, in Skokie, to celebrate their first year of gardening and growing at one of the North Shore’s leading urban farms.

Highlights include live music, family-friendly crafts and activities, marshmallow roasting, demonstration of an oil press, an observation honeybee hive, an “Ask the Dietitian” booth, light refreshments and more.

In partnership with the Skokie Park District, The Talking Farm is developing this two-acre site near the Skokie-Evanston border as an educational urban farm. The Howard Street Farm is growing produce using sustainable methods, and will offer classes in growing, preserving and enjoying local foods and conduct research relevant to urban agriculture.

During this year’s growing season, they have installed a 10,000-square-foot Ethnic Heritage Demonstration Garden, with plants that showcase the community’s ethnic diversity; built a hoop house for three-season food production; and established a native prairie plant garden.

Suggested $5 donation. Location: 3701 Howard St. RSVP to