The Nature Sanctuary Ride
Saturday September 9th 8:15 am to 2 pm | From the Plant Chicago to Burnham Nature Sanctuary Bike Ride
A good morning inoculation with mesic rich prairies, wild sours, and ecological restoration as we bike from Plant Chicago to the Burnham Nature Sanctuary.
We will join the Burnham team to restore this hidden slice of oak savanna and mesic prairie with rich in native flora by bike! Some will collect, others will sow seed, all will come to know this beautiful 100 acre site.
-Meet 8:15 am at Plant Chicago
-Destination-- Burnham Sanctuary
-Restoration-- 9am till 12pm involving seed collecion and native planting.
-Ends at 12:00 return to The Plant.
For those who are interested, After Ride Celebrations at Plant Chicago (see below for more info)
WHAT TO BRING:
Tools and gloves are provided. Bring a water bottle, bike lock, clothing for the woods and mula for after ride celebrations.
MEET AT PLANT CHICAGO
8:15 am at Plant Chicago: 1400 W 46th St.Chicago, IL 60609
Burnham Sanctuary- 47th St. and Cornell Dr.
(you can also meet us directly at the Sanctuary at 9am then join us after at the plant)
The AFTER THE RIDE CELEBRATION:
For those who are interested we will return and visit Plant Chicago for an array of activities, eats ,and drinks.
-Taste beer, learn about closed loop systems, go on a tour of the plant, taste south side honey + more.
-The Whiner Beer Company Tap Room has Barrel aged Flights inoculated with wild yeast sours and ales + more
-The Plant's Local Farmers Market will be open for fresh eats featuring:
Chicago Patchwork Farms
The Chunky Scones
Closed Loop Farms
Pleasant House Bread
Back of the Yards Coffeehouse and Roastery
Bike a Bee
THIS RIDE IS IN SUPPORT FOR:
The Where The Wild Things Grow program encourages bicycle community involvement in ecological restoration. A partnership and alliance network between The Out Our Front Door Organization and Habitat2030 to assist local organizations and local land stewards to restore and maintain native habitats in the Lower Lake Michigan Basin Area by bike. Join us to create native corridors that lead to natural open lands. Restoring the natural heritage of the land.
The House of OOFD
An all volunteer organization who like bikes, nature, and the great outdoors.
Serving for the public and natural good.
Find us on Facebook for more events like this by typing "Out Our Front Door" in your FB search bar (hint: we are the black and white "tent" profile picture). See you soon!
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