Archive for May 2011

Chicago TomatoFest Tomato Plants on Sale

In a previous post I advised against growing tomatoes from seeds because tomato seedlings would be plentiful during several plant sales around Chicago this spring. If you’re interested in growing heirloom tomatoes and followed my advice, you can buy heirloom tomato seedlings and plants at Provenance Food & Wine and Lush Wine & Spirits. These tomatoes... Read more »

Community Garden Fundraisers This Thursday

Two community gardens in the area are having fundraisers this Thursday, May 26th 2011. The Peterson Garden’s Swing Into Spring event features live music, dancing and special MC Mike Nowak, host of “The Mike Nowak Show” on WCPT.  That same evening the Forest Park Community Garden is hosting their very first fundraiser for their garden... Read more »

Burpee Home Gardens Giving Away Free Plants on May13th at Union Station

Burpee Home Gardens Giving Away Free Plants on May13th at Union Station
Burpee Home Gardens is giving away free vegetable and herb plants again in Chicago on May 13th, 2011. Racks of vegetable and herb plants will line Riverside Plaza as the a team from Burpee Home Gardens and Lowe’s distribute the plants. Location: Outside the north entrance to Union Station 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Chicago Between... Read more »
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What's the Value of Chicago's Street Trees?

What's the Value of Chicago's Street Trees?
In honor of Arbor Day the Morton Arboretum tagged several trees around downtown Chicago with price tags that list the value of the tree in terms of environmental benefits it will provide over the next 15 years. They began with a list of species of trees. Next, they entered the data into the National Tree Benefit... Read more »

Osama Bin Laden is Dead, Plant a 'Peace' Rose in Your Garden

Osama Bin Laden is Dead, Plant a 'Peace' Rose in Your Garden
On Sunday night President Obama addressed the country to inform us that Osama Bin Laden had been killed. Coincidentally, 66 years to the date the world learned that Hitler had committed suicide. While many are celebrating this historic occasion my thoughts are turning to the victims of 9/11, the soldiers and innocent civilians that have died in Iraq... Read more »
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