Earlier I blogged about the national expansion of the Burpee Home Gardens program that is geared to first time gardeners, younger gardeners in particular, who are interested in growing some of their own food. To offer support for this new crop of gardens Burpee Home Gardens set up a website with gardening tips, a Twitter and Facebook account.
To promote the Burpee Home Gardens program there will be a vegetable and herb garden plant giveaway tomorrow at Chicago's Union Station. West Chicago-based Burpee Home Gardens will line Riverside Plaza with racks of vegetables and herbs, the same plants you've probably seen in garden centers around Chicago. The plants will be distributed outside the north entrance to Union Station between Madison St. and Monroe St., on the west side of the river. The plants will be given away on Friday from 7 to 9AM, or until the plants are gone.
If you've wanted to grow some of your own vegetables and herbs this year stop by and get some free plants for your own urban farm in Chicago.