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May 2021

Story Time at the Conservatory: Wednesday mornings

Enjoy stories, songs, and puppets led by our volunteer docents in the Elsie Jacobsen Discovery Garden. Adults and children must both register to attend this event. Only registered participants will be admitted. Maximum of 15 participants with limited capacity to allow for social distancing.  FREE, with a suggested $5 donation at the door. Story Times are held every Wednesday  at 10 and 11am.  To register, visit pdop.org and type Storytime in the search box.  You can then select and register… Find out more »
May 5 @ 10:00 am - August 25 @ 11:00 am
Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield
Oak Park, IL 60304 United States

Get the Dirt — Your Seasonal Garden Questions Answered: May 18

Join us for this live virtual Q&A session to get gardening advice and tips from our plant experts. Plus, you’ll learn what to be doing now in your garden. You can submit questions in advance or come with your questions and our panelists will guide you. Register here for this program on May 18 from 7-8pm.

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May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Take Home TET (Toddler Exploration Time): May 21

Young learners will be delighted with stories, lessons and crafts lead virtually by our education docents.  Participants will pick up a craft bag from the Oak Park Conservatory prior to the lesson with all the pieces needed to complete the craft.  On Friday, we will join virtually to make the project during the Take Home TET Lesson.  Each month is a different topic. February 19 -Winter Fun March 19 -Sounds April 16 – Trees May 21 – Seeds Advanced registration…

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May 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Spring Plant & Tool Exchange and Plastic Pot Recycling: May 22

Join other gardeners and share your favorite plants and extra tools at the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory sponsored annual spring exchange.  Drop off material from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Conservatory.  Come back to pick up items from noon to 12:30 p.m.  Reduce Reuse Recycle! Save your garden plastic pots from the Annual Plant Sale and return them on May 22 in conjunction with the Spring Perennial Exchange. Our volunteers will collect pots that can be reused… Find out more »
May 22 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield
Oak Park, IL 60304 United States

June 2021

Urban Foraging with Nina Lawrin: June 3

You may be surprised by the number of edible plants you encounter every day. Join Nina Lawrin of Loveren Collections for an evening of fun exploration, possibilities, and conversation surrounding urban foraging within and around Chicago. Stimulating conversations around human-plant connection, biodiversity, and accessibility will be explored along with some foraged food recipes and guidelines. Presented by the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory.

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June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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