McHenry County farmer to talk about regenerative agriculture Aug. 7

Submitted by Green Drinks McHenry County
Updated 8/2/2019 9:54 AM

On Wednesday, Aug. 7, Green Drinks McHenry County will feature "Regenerative Agriculture and its Importance to the Environment on a Local and Global Level" at Duke's Alehouse & Kitchen, 110 N. Main St. in Crystal Lake.

On the first Wednesday of each month, the public is invited to gather at Duke's Alehouse & Kitchen for a talk and Q&A on environmental issues and to network with other sustainably minded people and professionals. Social time is at 5 p.m. and the talk begins at 5:45 p.m.


The speaker is John Bartman, a fifth-generation McHenry County farmer. His farm raises grain, cover crops and vegetables on 900 acres. He will speak about "Regenerative Agriculture" and its importance to the environment on a local and global level. It is an approach to farming that aims to give back to the earth and leave it in a better place. It builds soil, increases biodiversity, improves water cycles and sequesters carbon.

Dinner together -- sign up/order meal choice in advance of talk at 5 p.m. during program check-in for dinner with the speaker, Green Drinks' committee members and others. Dinner is at 7 p.m. upstairs at Duke's. Seating is limited.

Green Drinks McHenry County is organized by an independent Green Drinks Committee made up of volunteers and is co-sponsored by the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County and Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen. Visit

Additional parking is available at the train station. To be added to the Green Drinks email list, send a note to or visit

The Green Drinks network was founded in North London, England, in 1989 and now is active in over 600 cities worldwide. Interested public is always welcome to attend the McHenry County Green Drinks monthly event. Each month there is social time and presentation on a different eco-topic, plus displays and/or demonstrations. Also, information about upcoming eco-events and green products and services is made available. Nonalcoholic and alcoholic drinks are available plus a featured "green drink" selected by Chef Zak.

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