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"Facilitating Communities in Being Resilient" 

Embrace the Future: Navigating a Climate Uncertain World with Resilience. 

As we face a future of climate uncertainty, it's crucial to adapt, mitigate, and build resilience to the global changes that lie ahead. While we can't return to the nature we once knew, we have the power to shape a brighter tomorrow.

Welcome to Black Oaks Center!

Here at Black Oaks Center we believe in embracing the process of building Resilience, and Sustainability by cultivating the next generations future with our bare hands. Join us as we navigate the unknown and transition towards a world of boundless opportunities. Together, we can create networks of micro-climates that honor the sacredness of life and propel our humanity forward.

Be courageous, be bold, and be part of our journey to thrive in a post-carbon world. Explore how we can design a resilient, sustainable, and ecological life, one step at a time.

Let us harness the power within us to make a difference. Discover the skills of sustainability and unlock the potential of a clean, green, and plant-based economy.

Welcome to a world of limitless possibilities. Start your transformative journey with us today!

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Maui, Hawaii 2023

Maui wildfires of 2023, also called Hawaii wildfires of 2023, Hawaii wildfires, or Maui wildfires, a series of wildfires that burned parts of the island of Maui in the U.S. state of Hawaii in August 2023.

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  • CommUnity Learning Days
    CommUnity Learning Days
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jun 19
    BOC Eco-Campus
    Jun 19, 2024, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    BOC Eco-Campus, 14485 E 3000S Rd, Pembroke Township, IL 60958, USA
    Save the Date!!! Join us for our upcoming CommUnity Learning Days Series where we'll be focusing on High Tunnel setup and planting Annuals.
  • ILLINOIS EATS BILINGUAL MEETING
    ILLINOIS EATS BILINGUAL MEETING
    Sat, Apr 27
    Kankakee County
    Apr 27, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Kankakee County, 14485 E 3000S Rd, Pembroke Township, IL 60958, USA
    Join us for the IL EATS Producer Orientation on April 27th at Black Oaks Center. Learn how to get started and participate in this exciting local food program. Co-sponsored by Think Regeneration. Don't Miss out!!!
  • Resilience Address: The Party Is Over & the Power of Now
    Resilience Address: The Party Is Over & the Power of Now
    Sat, Feb 17
    Webinar
    Feb 17, 2024, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST
    Webinar
    🌐 Join us Feb 10, 2:00 pm (CT) for a transformative webinar on resilience. Explore the power of NOW and shape a resilient future. RSVP today! 🚀 #ResilienceWebinar #PowerOfNow
  • CommUnity Fall Series Day 4: Los Ranchos Nunez Blueberry Installation
    CommUnity Fall Series Day 4: Los Ranchos Nunez Blueberry Installation
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Oct 28
    Kankakee County
    Oct 28, 2023, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM CDT
    Kankakee County, 14485 E 3000S Rd, Pembroke Township, IL 60958, USA
    BOC CommUnity Learning Series taking place every Saturday this fall! Discover the joys of crop cultivation, winter prep and more. Engage in volunteer opportunities, followed by a delicious organic meal catered by local vegan restaurant BENG. Let's unite and nourish our community together!!
  • 2023 Africa Film & Forum Series
    2023 Africa Film & Forum Series
    Fri, Oct 13
    Zoom
    Oct 13, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Zoom
    Film: "The Great Green" friday at 6pm. Join our discussion or watch the film at your leisure!
  • Healthy Food Hub
    Healthy Food Hub
    Sat, Aug 19
    Palmer Park
    Aug 19, 2023, 12:00 PM – Aug 20, 2023, 2:00 PM
    Palmer Park, 201 E 111th Street, Chicago, IL 60628
    JOIN US FOR RX BAG DISTRUBUTION, HEALTH & NUTRITION SCREENINGS AND A HEAP OF COMMUNITY LOVING
  • 28th Anniversary Celebration
    28th Anniversary Celebration
    Sat, Jul 29
    Kankakee County
    Jul 29, 2023, 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Kankakee County, Pembroke Township, IL, USA
    Doc Jifunza and Baba Fred invite you to celebrate with them for their 28th year of keeping the commitment.
  • Juneteenth Community BBQ
    Juneteenth Community BBQ
    Mon, Jun 19
    Chicago
    Jun 19, 2023, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    Chicago, 740 E 56th Pl, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Juneteenth @ DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center.
  • CommUnity Learning Day - Orchard Floors & Green Manures with Rancho Los Núñez
    CommUnity Learning Day - Orchard Floors & Green Manures with Rancho Los Núñez
    Sat, Jun 10
    Kankakee County
    Jun 10, 2023, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Kankakee County, Pembroke Township, IL, USA
  • Children's CommUnity Learning Day - Planting Family Trees with Kaitie Adams
    Children's CommUnity Learning Day - Planting Family Trees with Kaitie Adams
    Sat, Jun 03
    Kankakee County
    Jun 03, 2023, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Kankakee County, Pembroke Township, IL, USA
    Join us for a special children and family CommUnity Learning day with Black Oaks Center & Kaitie Adams from the Savanna Institute for a day of family fun in the soil and sun.
  • CommUnity Learning Day - Black Raspberry and Blackberry Briar with Pancho McFarland
    CommUnity Learning Day - Black Raspberry and Blackberry Briar with Pancho McFarland
    Sat, May 20
    Black Oaks Center
    May 20, 2023, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Black Oaks Center, Pembroke Township, IL, USA
    Learn about the abundance of native berry bushes with Dr. Pancho McFarland!
  • Mother’s Day Wellness Check & Perennial Plant Sale
    Mother’s Day Wellness Check & Perennial Plant Sale
    Sat, May 13
    Chicago
    May 13, 2023, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Chicago, 4445 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60653, USA
    Join us for a very special Mother’s Day Healthy Food Hub activation with Dr. Jifunza Wright-Carter, MD for mothers and caregivers.
  • CommUnity Learning Day - Mushroom Inoculation with Chris Clouds
    CommUnity Learning Day - Mushroom Inoculation with Chris Clouds
    Sat, Apr 08
    Black Oaks Center
    Apr 08, 2023, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Black Oaks Center, Pembroke Township, IL, USA
    We'll be joined by Chris Clouds to transform 30-acres of wooden land into a sustainable mushroom forest.
  • commUNITY Day : Spring Clean up and Land Prep
    commUNITY Day : Spring Clean up and Land Prep
    Sat, Mar 18
    Black Oaks Center
    Mar 18, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Black Oaks Center, 14485 E 3000S Rd, Pembroke Township, IL 60958, USA
    We're inviting you to welcome in Spring with us at Black Oaks Center Farm with our first commUnity day of the growing season.
  • WINTER FRUIT TREE PRUNING WORKSHOP
    WINTER FRUIT TREE PRUNING WORKSHOP
    Mon, Mar 06
    Black Oaks Center In Pembroke Township
    Mar 06, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Black Oaks Center In Pembroke Township, 14485 E 3000S Rd, Pembroke Township, IL 60958, USA
    LEARN HOW YOU CAN PRUNE TO INCREASE FRUIT PRODUCTION & PREVENT DISEASE!
  • Pembroke Farmland Restoration Open House
    Pembroke Farmland Restoration Open House
    Wed, Mar 01
    Hopkins Park
    Mar 01, 2023, 4:00 PM – Mar 02, 2023, 6:00 PM
    Hopkins Park, 4120 S Wheeler Rd, Hopkins Park, IL 60944, USA
    ATTENTION PEMBROKE LANDOWNERS!!! Join us on March 1st at the Lorenzo R. Smith School to learn about how you can gain access to programs that support your farm business and help secure your land and legacy.
  • Blueberry Planting Intensive
    Blueberry Planting Intensive
    Sat, Nov 05
    Kankakee County
    Nov 05, 2022, 10:00 AM
    Kankakee County, Pembroke Township, IL, USA
  • Compost Production & Fertility Workshop Part 2 of 3
    Compost Production & Fertility Workshop Part 2 of 3
    Sun, Oct 23
    Kankakee County
    Oct 23, 2022, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Kankakee County, Pembroke Township, IL, USA

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