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Crystal Lake Green Drinks

In McHenry County, the first Wednesday of each month is Green Wednesday!

Our next gathering is August 5th, 2015, from 5pm - 7pm


Overview Aquaponics - Julie Zamudio of AquaVerde Aquaponics in McHenry

AquaVerde Aquaponics grows Tilapia, vegetables and herbs aquaponicly. Aquaponics is the combination of Aquaculture, the raising of fish and hyrdoponics growing plants soil-less. Aquaponics is a very sustainable way to farm. Come learn when you balance nature you can grow most anything.

Tentative future topics:

Sept. 2 (6th Anniversary!): "Working Toward Sustainability" Mike Shipley, owner/managing partner of Conscious Cup Coffee, Crystal Lake. ( and One of the 2015 Best Under 40 Class in McHenry County!)

      Mike will share their journey of bringing sustainable practices to a business and their goals for the future. Green America        business member since 2006!

(Helping create economy that works for the planet and all the people on it), Green America business member

Oct. 7: Oaktober, Jim Anderson, Lake County Forest Preserve District

Nov. 7: EarthShare Opportunity, Thomas Jacks

Dec. 2: Home Brewing - Holiday Gift Idea

TBD: Composting for Apartment Dweller & Small Households, Rich Tobias, U of IL Master Gardener (moved from August 2015)

Join us at Duke's Alehouse & Kitchen, 110 N Main Street in Crystal Lake. Head upstairs at Duke’s for info and inspiration, business and pleasure. Come talk about “greening” the future with others. Must be 21 to purchase alcohol - non-alcoholic drinks are available, of course!

We have an information table set up, and you are welcome to bring information about your green products and services each month to share. 

Additional parking is available at the train station.

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