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A Sense of Place: The History of Grunwald Farms
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When: Sunday, April 17, 2016
1-2:30 PM
Where: Grunwald Farms Forest Preserve
02S035 Lorang Rd.
Elburn, Illinois  60119
United States
Contact: 6304443190

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Learn from the Experts: The Forest Preserve District of Kane County teams up with the St. Charles Park District and the Geneva Park District to offer a series of classes focusing on a variety of topics in local ecology. The following classes offer in-depth information and learning opportunities. Advance registration is required. Please call 630-444-3190 or e-mail to register.

A Sense of Place –Where is home, for you? What makes a place home? We’ll look at these questions in light of knowing the land where we live. Each program in the Sense of Place series highlights the special and unique landscape of Kane County. We will look at the interplay of human culture and the land as well as local knowledge and folklore. A “sense of place” can grow from knowledge, appreciation and love of our ecological home.

The History of Grunwald Farms - Grunwald Farms Forest Preserve lies in southeastern Kane County. The preserve features rolling topography, a fen alongside Blackberry Creek, and a large lake. The history of this 237-acre preserve is a blend of farming, mining, and restoration. On this walk, we will relay the tales Mr. Grunwald has told about growing up on the farm. We’ll also see the results of land reclamation and habitat restoration.