Friends, family, and neighbors of Evanston township High School are invited to a Community Garden Walk on Thursday, September 26 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Edible Acre, a farm to school garden program that procures organic produce, provides learning experiences, as well as leadership and job opportunities for ETHS students.
Highlighting the farm-to-school initiative launched with the Edible Acre 1, the Community Garden Walk will also showcase the recent renovation of the ETHS Greenhouse, offer a glimpse at the first-year harvest of the Edible Acre 2 and showcase the 25 Asian pear and apple trees of the Edible Orchard. Guests of all ages will enjoy self-guided tours and scavenger hunts with prizes and takeaways at each garden location on the ETHS campus.
The evening will begin in the East Courtyard where the ETHS Jazz Band will perform and light refreshments will be served. ETHS students from Urban Agriculture classes and Evanston’s Mayor Summer Youth Employment Program will be on site to share their farm-to-school experience and answer questions about their participation.
The ETHS Community Garden Walk will be hosted by the ETHS Nutrition Services Department, the Talking Farm, and the ETHS Alumni Association.