Public Programs at UIC Heritage Garden
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Heritage Garden Harvest Festival will take place from noon to 2 p.m., October 15, at the UIC Latino Cultural Center, featuring different activities that showcase the work students have done in the gardens, including plant propagation, tea making and sharing seeds.
Fall Volunteer Day follows from noon to 2 p.m., November 5. Participants can learn how UIC Heritage Garden interns are connecting horticulture with environmental sustainability, cultural diversity and social justice. Activities vary, but may include watering, weeding, harvesting, pruning and preparing the garden for winter. Tools, gloves and all other gardening materials will be provided. All levels of gardening skills are welcomed.
The UIC Heritage Garden is a hands-on learning project with an internship program. Students work with faculty, staff and community members to connect horticulture with environmental sustainability, cultural diversity and social justice. The UIC Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change collaborate on this project with program infrastructure provided by the Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center. The internship program has received generous support from The UIC Sustainability Fee, The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service International Programs and the UIC Office of Diversity.