Harvest season is upon us. For farmers and gardeners alike, fall is prime time to harvest an assortment of crops, including apples, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes.
In celebration of the season, Chicago Botanic Garden held its third annual Harvest Party on Sept. 13. Over 200 guests gathered for a festive evening of cocktails in the English Walled Garden and a farm-to-table dinner in McGinley Pavilion. Festivities also included music from DJ Famos and a live auction and paddle raise.
The evening raised $100,000 for Windy City Harvest, Chicago Botanic Garden’s urban agriculture education and job training initiative. The program supports building a local food system, healthier communities, and a greener economy.
Presented by the Guild, the 2019 Harvest Party was co-chaired by Amie Alfe, Wendy Labrum, and Sally Brown Thilman.
Emily Stone earned a degree in journalism from Elon University in North Carolina. Along with writing, Stone has a passion for digital storytelling and photography. Her work has been published in Chicago Athlete Magazine. Stone is a supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Stone is a fluent Spanish speaker who in her free time loves a good dance class.