2250 N Clifton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

Progressive Programs - Community Support - Academic Excellence

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School Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 3:45 PM

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Main Office

(773) 534-5535

Address

2250 N. Clifton Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614

School Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 3:45 PM

Wellness and Sustainability Update

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Our cold box experiment is underway!  Lids were built for the raised beds on the blacktop to see if we could carry the growing season into the winter months.  During the first cold snap in December, all of the plants survived!  Lettuce, radishes and hardy spinach all looked great.  The plexiglass on the lids lets the sun in and keeps the cold out.  It also creates condensation and humidity, which helps to keep the plants hydrated.  We have had a few mishaps with the plexiglass getting broken but we will continue to experiment.  The chickens are in fine shape after a late Fall molt (they lose the majority of their feathers in order to grow new ones) and the cold weather does not seem to be bothering them.  We are set to bottle our 2015 honey harvest and this year, we have purchased 6 oz. bottles as compared to 2 oz. bottles of past seasons.  We will let you know when it is available!