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2024 Food Forest Work and Learn Days

Volunteer Days run April through October.

Sign up on our Events page to check availability, but the 2024 schedule is every Saturday, 10 a.m.–Noon.

The Eggleston Park Food Forest is a diverse planting of perennial edible trees, shrubs and smaller plants— including fruits, vegetables, nuts, and herbs—designed to mimic the natural balance of a forest by utilizing permaculture principles.

We welcome the community to get involved by learning about what we are doing, helping us plan next steps, and helping to maintain our Food Forest located in Eggleston Park.

We have great volunteer opportunities for individuals, families and groups thru regular monthly work days that frequently include learning presentations. (We are happy to arrange other special volunteer days for groups as needed. For more information, please email foodforestcommittee[at]edibleevanston[dot]org.)

Eggleston Park Food Forest & Orchard
2100 Hartrey, south of Payne, west of Bridge, north of McCormick
Evanston IL 60201

NEW 2024 times:

Saturdays, 10 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

A waiver is required to participate as a volunteer. Please agree to the Edible Evanston/Climate Action Evanston waiver each time you sign up. Please submit the City of Evanston waiver once annually.

Sign up to help us plan

Registration is requested. We need to plan and have oversight for volunteers. We might be able to accommodate last minute volunteers (who filled out waivers), but there are no guarantees!

Thank you!