Archive for April 2011

Chicago Gardening Events for May 2011

Chicago Gardening Events for May 2011
May brings us a perfect opportunity to buy plants in Chicago for your garden during several plants sales. Organic vegetable seedlings, tomato plants, native plants and even plants for container gardens will all be available at several plants sale throughout the city. Below are dates times and plants available at plant sales for the Lurie... Read more »

Green and Growing Urban Gardening Fair 2011

Green and Growing Urban Gardening Fair 2011
The 19th Annual Green & Growing Urban Gardening Fair is this Saturday, April 30th 2011 at the Garfield Park Conservatory from 10am-2pm. Throughout the conservatory there will be vendors, gardening demonstrations, workshops, plant vendors, food live music and gardening activities for kids and adults. Several community gardens and vendors sell items like pots, worms, trees,... Read more »

Chicago Backyard Beekeeping Class April 23rd

Chicago Backyard Beekeeping Class April 23rd
On Saturday, April 23rd, 2011 the Washington Park Conservancy is hosting a beekeeping class for beginners in Chicago from 10am-Noon at the Washington Park Field House. Learn about backyard beekeeping from Michael Thompson from the Chicago Honey Co-op. This is a great opportunity to learn about beekeeping in Chicago from someone who has over 35 years of... Read more »
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Free Trees for Earth Day at Lowe's

Free Trees for Earth Day at Lowe's
To celebrate Earth Day the Lowe’s, the home improvement store, is giving away a million trees on April 23, 2011. You can visit this link to find a Lowe’s store near you. Within the city of Chicago there are stores at: 2630 N. NARRAGANSETT AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60639 (773) 413-5120 and 7971 SOUTH CICERO CHICAGO,... Read more »

Green Metropolis Fair This Saturday in Chicago

Green Metropolis Fair This Saturday in Chicago
I’ll be part of an urban gardening panel at the Green Metropolis Fair, this Saturday. The panel on urban gardening will be moderated by Tim Winkler from Mindful Metropolis. It will take place on the 2nd floor library from 3pm-4pm. If chance to see me bomb in front of a live audience isn’t enough of... Read more »

In Defense of Hugh Raffles' "Mother Nature's Melting Pot"

In Defense of Hugh Raffles' "Mother Nature's Melting Pot"
Recently the Op-Ed by Hugh Raffles, Mother Nature’s Melting Pot, in the NYT has ruffled a lot of feathers in the gardening world. As I watched the reaction to it trickle through my social media channels I was really surprised with how negatively the opinion piece was received by gardeners. Some of the criticism of... Read more »
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Volunteer in Gardens Around Chicago 2011

Volunteer in Gardens Around Chicago 2011
Photos courtesy LPZoo.org (left) and WpGarden.org (right) For Chicagoans who want to garden but don’t have the time or resources to start their own garden, volunteering to work in a garden around Chicago may be the best option. You get to work with plants, meet fellow gardeners, and learn about gardening by getting your hands... Read more »

Chicago Park District Summer Camp 2011

Chicago Park District Summer Camp 2011
Online registration for Chicago Park District Summer Camp program begins at 9am on Monday April 04th, 2011. The summer session runs from June 13-August 21, 2011. You can visit the Chicago Park District websie to find programs and register online. Walk-in registration for most parks in Chicago begins on April 9th, 2011 at 9am. It... Read more »

Art in Bloom at Milwaukee Art Museum

Art in Bloom at Milwaukee Art Museum
The Art in Bloom exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum is subtitled A Tribute to Art and Flowers and is a fun and beautiful location to welcome spring. I attended yesterday to hear garden author Gayla Trail talk about growing food in unusual places.   Just an hour and a half north of Chicago, The... Read more »
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