The Green Mama Café: Brain Food and Community For Parents
The Green Mama Café is sponsored by the Elizabeth Archer Patterson Environmental Awareness Program. This popular interactive discussion group provides support and community for parents, expectant parents, or anyone interested in greening their lifestyle. You can register for one or both series of sessions, register for one or both workshops, or pay a $10 drop-in fee for a single session.
Series 1: Green Parenting
Sessions are listed in order; session 1 is Sept. 16, etc.
1. Detoxify your child’s nursery, bedroom and playroom
2. Organic and creative discipline with special guest - Darcie Price-Wallace, LCSW
3. Potty train earlier and green your diaper routine with green mama helper Bridget Muldoon
4. Feeding babies and young children better: introducing first foods, making your own baby food, what foods to buy organic and where to find affordable organics
5. Alternative health and your child: chiropractic, acupuncture, herbs, homeopathy and vaccinations with special guest Jen Paschen
6. Workshop: Homemade personal care products for the whole family
Series 2: Green Living
Sessions are listed in order; session 1 is Oct. 28, etc. No session Nov. 25.
1. Green your home and save money
2. Plastics 101: from better food storage to safer toys
3. Backyard, under the sink or with worms: composting demystified with special guest: Urban Worm Girl
4. Label reading 101 - find out ways to decode labels and look past marketing hype
5. Feeding families better and eating organic on a budget with special guest Jamie DeCaria of Savorra Cooking Shows
6. Eating for Fertility and Health Workshop with special guests Jen Paschen and Elizabeth Heinz, acupuncturists
Toddler Time available! You’re invited to bring your child age one or older to participate in an Animal Adventures program held in the adjacent animal room and supervised by Ecology Center staff ($10 per session drop in rate); space is limited; reserve a spot early at 847/448-8256.
Session Fess, pre-register to take advantage of series savings
Series 1, Sept 16 - Oct 21
Series 1 - $50
Session 1 with Animal Adventures program - $110
Session 1 Workshop, Oct 21st (includes Animal Adventure if needed) - $20
Series 2, Oct 28 - Dec 9 Note: No session Nov. 25
Series 2 - $50
Session 2 with Animal Adventures program - $110
Session 2 Workshop, Dec 9th (includes Animal Adventure if needed) - $20