April 30-May 1. Huge selection available. The sale is open to FOPCON members only on Friday, April 29. Join at www.fopcon.org and shop early! The Oak Park Conservatory is located at 615 Garfield Street, Oak Park. Visit oakparkconservatory.org for more details.
Every Saturday from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. for adults and kids of all ages who are interested in learning about nature and natural habitats. Also open on Mondays when there is no school due to holidays. September: Monarch Butterflies, King of the Insect World. October: Go Batty for Bats November: Habitat-Deserts December: Festival of Colors (Plant colors and pigments) January: Habitat-Ponds and Streams February: Chocolate March: All About Parrots April: Hide & Seek May: Eggs, Eggs, Eggs
Today, the Oak Park Conservatory is flourishing. With the aid of an army of over 1,000 volunteers, the nearly 75-year-old facility has a new addition, is brimming with school children and tourists and has become a beloved destination for many in Oak Park and surrounding communities.
Like moonshine, mezcal is produced by many backyard distillers, but unlike moonshine, such private distillation is perfectly legal under the Mexican law. You cannot legally label what you're making "mezcal," but you can make what is essentially mezcal, and you can sell it. This freedom has led to a lot of experimentation.