TO EARN YOUR BADGE, CHOOSE ANY COMBINATION OF ACTIVITIES AND FILL OUT THE BADGE FORM
Wander the paths of a botanic garden with a virtual tour:
Chicago Botanic Garden
United States Botanic Garden
Working with plants helps us slow down, notice small changes, and appreciate new growth.
Start a vegetable garden.
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Plant a native flower or shrub. Native species are carefree and attract wildlife.
Lake County Forest Preserve Native Plant Sale
Plant a small tree in your yard or protect a sapling that has planted on its own.
Make a plant marker using a rock and paint.
Use fresh veggies or herbs to prepare a refreshing meal or a little nosh.
Read for fun ~ read for good!
Three book recommendations in 4 minutes (video):
Book Break: Gardening
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All reading counts! You do not have to read about gardening.
CLAIM YOUR GARDENING BADGE
At the end of the week, submit your activities and reading minutes. Complete one online form for each participant. Deadline for raffle entry: Wednesday, June 10, at 12 PM CDT.
Print a Tracking sheet
Download a printable PDF to help keep track of the badges you've earned and the number of minutes you've read.
As I listened from a beach-chair in the shade
To all the noises that my garden made,
It seemed to me only proper that words
Should be withheld from vegetables and birds.
— from “Their Lonely Betters” by W. H. Auden