Healthy Living In The City

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Will you be in Chicago, IL this Friday, July 17? If yes, you're invited to the 3rd annual Garden Walk at the Dorothy Bradley Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden at UIC from 11 am to 4 pm. It's all free and this years Garden Walk theme is "Healthy Living in the City." 

The first 200 attendees will receive free plants! Live music will be provided by BMR4 and attendees can go on guided garden tours, receive urban gardening tips, listen to lectures by Botanical Center researchers, and partake in drawings for green gear like the EarthBox. The Garden Walk is presented by the College of Pharmacy with the help of many generous sponsors including The Growing Connection. 

Many of the plants in the Medicinal Garden have been or are currently under investigation by the UIC/NIH Botanical Centers for diseases ranging from cancer to tuberculosis. Experts will be on hand to explain the medicinal uses of the garden’s many plant varieties, over 200 species of medicinal plants can be found there.

Need directions? 

The UIC Dorothy Bradley Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden is located in the Illinois Medical District at the corner of Polk & Wood Streets. The garden is also just steps away from the Pink Line's Polk Street Stop. Call (312) 836-7000, TTY (312) 836-4949 for information on RTA, CTA, and PACE. Bike racks are available for commuters at the Garden.