Thursday, October 1, 2009

6th Annual Lake County Wellness Celebration (LCWC) OCT. 4th

LAKE COUNTY WELLNESS ENTHUSIASTS- Join UI Extension, Lake County Unit, to CELEBRATE LAKE COUNTY! Our Families, Farms, locally grown Food and mind/body Fitness.

Start the celebration by building your strength in the 5k Run/Walk on the Prairie and Kids Runs. At the festival, Master Gardeners 4-H clubs and Extension families and friends are invited to taste the robust flavors of prepared locally grown food and network with 15 local farmers and 40 organizations that promote healthy living, open space, or gardening, or grow or prepare locally grown food.

WHY CELEBRATE FAMILY, FARM, FOOD & FITNESS? We all seek total wellness for our families, from the food we eat, for our body, our minds, our land, our community. Our county has so much to celebrate and this is a wonderful event and setting for such.

Celebration partners are Prairie Crossing Charter School, Lake Forest Hospital, Liberty Prairie Conservancy, Lake County High Schools Technology Campus, Prairie Crossing Learning Farm.

Visit for more information and run registration or call the Extension office at 847-223-8627.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Music in the Garden

The Silver Strings string quartet will be performing this coming Sunday at the Genesee Street garden from 2:30pm -3:30pm. Come join us, This event is entirely free. See you there!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Garden in the Music this Sunday August 9th

Come join us this Sunday from 1pm-8pm for some great live music at the Genesee Street garden. The event is free. The lineup is as follows:
1:00pm - Local Talent
3:30pm - Michael Kelsey (

6:00pm - The Downhome Sophisticates (

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Composting Class

This Saturday, July 25, 2009 Cheryl Pytlarz will hold a composting class at the Genesee garden from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. If you are interested in attending, please let me know. Your neighbors and friends are welcome.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tierra Nueva Benefit featuring Michael Kelsey

Join us in support of the Tierra Nueva Benefit at the Genesee Street Garden on August 9th from 1-8pm. There will be live music featuring Michael Kelsey ( and plenty of food and drink. See you there!