Starting this spring 2023, members of the public are invited to participate in conversations, performances, workshops, film screenings and more. Learn more about the selected artists and projects below, and RSVP to attend an upcoming event. Further updates will be shared each month through June.

Building soil & Community: Saturday, may 20

Have an interest in learning about soil? Want to learn how to build your soil in community with other gardeners and growers? 
For this skillshare, bring a sample of your soil. Dig 6 inches deep, and at 6 inches collect 2+ cups of soil. Store it in a ziplock bag. Label the sample with the date and location of where your sample was taken from. Other materials needed are a notebook and a pen. 

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Date:Saturday May 20th, 2023 

Time: 1:00pm to 3:30pm 

Location:#BreathingRoom Gardens and Farm; entrance is located just north of 5045 S Laflin St 



herbs & mental health for teens: saturday, may 27

Join Master Herbalist Ixpahuatzin Clarissa of Blood Moon Healing (, and learn about a few medicinal herbs and the benefits they can have on our bodies. Participants will create their own blends to take home. This knowledge share centers participants ages 13-19, and all are welcome to attend. No one will be turned away if registration is capped, but there will only be supplies for 25 people.

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Date: Saturday May 27th, 2023 

Time:12:00pm to 2:00pm 

Location:#BreathingRoom Gardens and Farm; entrance is located just north of 5045 S Laflin St 


intro to fermentation: saturday, june 3 

A hands-on workshop with Jenny + Alex (@thefermchicago) discussing what fermentation is, and how it’s connected to our gut, immune system and overall health. Participants will create their own fermented food to take home!

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Date: Saturday June 3rd, 2023 

Time:10:00am to 12:00pm 

Location: #BreathingRoom Gardens and Farm; entrance is located just north of 5045 S Laflin St 


Global Voices, Local Action  

This event is part of a seven-part series on We Will Chicago, hosted by the Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and the City of Chicago. Each event in the series featured a panel presentation of international and local city experts, along with an interactive participant workshop to provide feedback and input on the plan’s draft policies. Due to technical difficulties, a recording of the July 28th Environment, Climate, and Energy webinar is not available. 


June 9: WATCH Housing and Neighborhoods webinar; Housing and Neighborhoods Q&A DOCUMENT

June 23: WATCH Arts and Culture Webinar; Arts and Culture Q&A Document

July 28: Environment, Climate, Energy Q&A Document

August 18: WATCH Public Health & Safety Webinar; Public health and safety Q&A Document

September 15: WATCH lifelong learning WEBINAR; lifelong learning PDF Q&A DOCUMENT

October 26: WATCH Transportation & Infrastructure WEBINAR; transportation and infrastructure PDF Q&A DOCUMENT

November 10: WATCH Economic Development WEBINAReconomic development PDF Q&A DOCUMENT