Catch us at an upcoming event!

 

Foraging 101 

Join us August 13th, 1:00-3:00 pm

Are you ready to learn how to safely forage for food locally?

Natalie, our wild food instructor, will go over the basics of foraging with us!

We will get to learn how to forage safely as well as ethically. 

During this event, we will go on a plant walk around The Insect Asylum, and we can discover the wild food growing all around us. 

Best of all….You will get to try foraged food and beverages!

This class will be $50 per person, $10 from every ticket sale will be donated to Honor the Earth!

Some Facts about our educator:

Natalie Evans is a certified Childbirth Educator through ALACE (Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators) and doula.  She has enjoyed the rewarding work of teaching and being a doula for close to 20 years. She is also a wild edible foods instructor and movement coach and is currently studying to become a functional nutritionist with a focus on Intuitive Eating and an anti-diet approach.

https://www.natalieannevans.com/

Honor the Earth’s Mission statement:

“Our mission is to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues and to develop needed financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities. Honor the Earth develops these resources by using music, the arts, the media, and Indigenous wisdom to ask people to recognize our joint dependency on the Earth and be a voice for those not heard.

As a unique national Native initiative, Honor the Earth works to a) raise public awareness and b) raise and direct funds to grassroots Native environmental groups. We are the only Native organization that provides both financial support and organizing support to Native environmental initiatives. This model is based on strategic analysis of what is needed to forge change in Indian country, and it is based deep in our communities, histories, and long-term struggles to protect the earth.”

Honor the Earth (https://www.honorearth.net/)

 Bees on the Block:

 A Celebration of City Pollinators

August 27th, 4-5:30

Have you heard the buzz??

The insect asylum is welcoming Chloé Markovits on August 27th from 4-5:30pm.

Chloé will be teaching us about native urban bees, she will be sharing the fascinating results of her research experiments, and offering tips for how to support Chicago’s pollinators in your own backyard. 

Chloé is a rising senior studying Biology and Environmental Science at Tufts University. She has been conducting solitary bee research with the Crone lab for over two years and hopes to pursue insect ecology as a career. In her free time, she enjoys gardening with the Tufts Pollinator Initiative, making collages, and going on walks with her roommates and their cat.

We are honored to have her join us for a night and educate us on her bee knowledge and studies! Please join us for this intriguing event!