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Welcome


The UIC Heritage Garden is a hands-on learning project with an internship program. Student interns work with faculty, staff, and community members to connect horticulture with environmental sustainability, cultural diversity, and social justice. There are currently 8 satellite gardens on the east side of campus. The seven Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC) collaborate on this project with program infrastructure provided by the Latino Cultural Center. The internship program is funded by the UIC Sustainability Fee.

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Welcome


The UIC Heritage Garden is a hands-on learning project with an internship program. Student interns work with faculty, staff, and community members to connect horticulture with environmental sustainability, cultural diversity, and social justice. There are currently 8 satellite gardens on the east side of campus. The seven Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC) collaborate on this project with program infrastructure provided by the Latino Cultural Center. The internship program is funded by the UIC Sustainability Fee.

 

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 Volunteer Days at the UIC Heritage Garden  Fall 2018  Have you ever wanted to get involved with gardening at UIC?  Join us for some fall hands-on gardening and learn how Heritage Garden interns are connecting horticulture with environmental sustainability, cultural diversity, and social justice. Activities will vary, but may include harvesting plants, watering, weeding, or pruning. Be prepared to get your hands dirty, make new friends, learn new skills, and have fun!  These events will be completely outdoors; tools, gloves, and all other gardening materials will be provided. All levels of gardening skills are welcomed.  When:  Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 from 12pm-2pm  Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 from 11:30am-12:30pm, followed by our Harvest Fest from 12:30pm-2:30pm  Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 from 12pm-2pm  Where: UIC Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2  Please fill out the form to RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/fallHGVform  For more information, please call 312-996-3143, or email heritagegarden.uic@gmail.com.  If you require any accommodations please contact the number above at least one week before the event.
 Harvest Fest: Cultivating Crops, Celebrating Communities  Presented by the UIC Heritage Garden  Are you interested in urban gardening at UIC? How do you celebrate the Fall Season?  Join the UIC Heritage Garden for our second annual Harvest Fest! This year, we invite you to harvest with us. Volunteer in the gardens from 11:30am-12:30pm and then join us indoors for activities from 12:30-2:30pm. Learn how to harvest produce, collect seeds, start your own monarch garden, make seed bombs, create your own tea blends, share your stories and recipes, and have fun! Enjoy fresh produce grown on campus and celebrate the autumnal season.  When: Wednesday, October 17th, 2018  Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm  Where: UIC Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2  For more information, please call 312-996-3143, or email heritagegarden.uic@gmail.com  If you require any accommodations please contact the number above at least one week before the event.