We are excited to announce Archeworks’ new workshop series at Inspiration Kitchens – Garfield Park. Archeworks is an organization dedicated to socially responsible and environmentally conscious design solutions addressing the greatest urban challenges of the 21st century.

This new partnership with Archeworks, known for its educational approach of “learning by doing”, will begin with a highly interactive workshop series led by Nance Klehm, a nationally renowned systems designer, horticulturalist and bioinstigator. She engages participants from diverse backgrounds and professions to rethink soil and water as dynamic systems in our city’s biological infrastructure.

Your chance to “get your hands dirty” begins this fall with a SOILunit – exploring the life within soils, and tracing soil formation in the landscape. A WATERunit – exploring the state of urban waters and working with gradients of water will follow, as well as a second SOILunit opportunity. Classes consist of discussions, lecture, explorations, and field work, which will culminate in the creation of a working model developed in partnership with Inspiration Kitchens – Garfield Park.

The SOIL workshop will be held in October, 2012 on four Tuesday evenings from 6-9pm. Oct 2, 9, 16 and 23. The final session will be held on Saturday, Oct 27 from 10am-5pm. These are small, hands-on, highly interactive sessions, so classes are limited to 15 participants.

All classes will be held at Inspiration Kitchens – Garfield Park at 3504 W Lake St. Registration fee is $300.

To find out more information about these workshops or to register online, head to the Archeworks event page. Go to our Inspiration Kitchens website to find out more about our exciting programming at our Garfield Park location.