Deep Roots Workshop (Biomimicry Chicago)

  • Friday, April 21, 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Lurie Garden, Millenium Park, Chicago

This event is hosted by Biomimicry Chicago. Register online at
Biomimicry Chicago is hosting Chicago‚Äôs first ever Deep Roots Workshop on Friday, April 21, at the Lurie Garden. Explore how biomimicry can help us design and build lost ecosystem functions back into our built environment.

Urban flooding, water pollution, topsoil erosion, urban heat islands... Did you ever wonder WHY we face these challenges? While their individual causes are complex, they result from one systemic failure: the systematic removal of ecosystem services from our built environment. To address this disconnect, Biomimicry Chicago and our Deep Roots Initiative partners are seeking to catalyze a new comprehensive science-based vision for our region, one where we learn from nature to integrate ecosystem functions back into our built environment.

Through exploration of native ecosystem functions in a multi-disciplinary workshop setting, participants will uncover how learning from nature can provide insight as to where current practices are falling short, and where opportunity exists to develop innovative more robust, resilient solutions for the future.

Participants will have a chance to put these ideas into action through site observations, interactive lectures, and brainstorming activities using local case studies to re-imagine the restorative and regenerative potential of our built environment.

Registration Fees*
$95    Early Bird (deadline April 1)
$125  Regular Pricing
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