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Aromatherapy: Urban Oasis Workshop

March 19, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

What’s your nose even for  anyway? Did you know you can detect over 1 TRILLION different smells! Your nose is waaaaaaay more sensitive than your ears and even more sensitive than your eyes.

Learn about the secret (and no so secret) powers of plants and how they can help us heal ourselves and make our lives more wonderful. From helping with concentration while studying, to combatting anxiety and general wellbeing, aromatherapy can be a way to develop a better understanding of nature and how our emotions affect our daily lives.

Tedd Neenan is a certified Aromatherapist and perfumer in Chicago. He will join us this Saturday, March 19th to share his insight into Aromatherapy, and will be bringing a lot of wonderful essential oils to explore and smell. There will even scents to take home and enjoy!

Simultaneously Michelle Nordemeyer will be roasting coffee and sharing sample flavors for everybody to smell and, of course, taste!

About Sweet Water Foundation
Since 2009, Sweet Water Foundation has been guided by the motto, “There Grows the Neighborhood.” These simple words articulate our mission to democratize, globalize, and commercialize urban agriculture practices for resilient 21st century inclusive communities via hands-on, real-life learning and working opportunities in urban agriculture. We do this by developing and delivering intergenerational and interdisciplinary educational and career programming that incorporates historical, technological, scientific, artistic, and cultural components into a project-based learning which opens up discussions on about the future of cities and how to advance a more sustainable and equitable society.

In May 2014, Sweet Water Foundation, in partnership with the City of Chicago and Openlands, gained access to a ~2 acre city block and adjacent foreclosed home on Perry Avenue on Chicago’s South side at the nexus of Englewood, Washington Park, and Woodlawn. Today, these blighted properties have since been transformed into the Perry Avenue Community Farm, the Perry Ave Community Garden, and the Sweet Water ‘THINK-DO’ House. Collectively, these spaces have become a place of shared culture, beauty,opportunity, learning and endless possibilities that have attracted Chicago Ideas Week and Chicago Artists Month to the neighborhood.

Sweet Water Foundation’s work has been recognized by the Chicago Tribune , IBM Smarter Cities for a Smarter Planet Challenge, the NY Times, NPR, PBS Growing a Greener World, NBC News, Chicago Ideas Week, TedEx Midwest, Chicago Magazine , and the Creative Times Summit in New York City .


March 19, 2016
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Chicago, 60615
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