Archive for April 2012

Green & Growing Fair This Saturday

If you have never been to the Green & Growing Fair at the Garfield Park Conservatory you should make a plan to attend this year. It is the only urban gardening fair in Chicago. It’s part festival, plant sale, social gathering, and a master class on urban and community gardening in Chicago. There are workshops... Read more »

Gardening with Herbs in Chicago for the Year of the Herb

Gardening with Herbs in Chicago for the Year of the Herb
2012 is the Year of the Herb in Chicago. The candidates for this year’s One Seed Chicago election were all herbs. This year’s One Seed Chicago winner will be announced at the Green & Growing Fair at the Garfield Park Conservatory on April 28th. Several groups and community gardens will be growing and celebrating this... Read more »

Antique Fair at Chicago Botanic Garden & New Gardening TV Show This weekend

Looking for something garden-related to do this weekend? The Chicago Botanic Garden is hosting their annual Antiques & Garden Fair. One-day ticket: $14/$17 Members pay the lower fee listed. Children under 16 free with an adult. Tickets available online and at the Visitor Center. Nobody can say that Mike Nowak has a face for radio, because someone... Read more »

Free Tulip Bulbs in Chicago 2012

Free Tulip Bulbs in Chicago 2012
Have you ever wondered what becomes of all those tulips you see planted in parks and planters around the Loop? Maybe you’ve seen them being planted or being taken out after the blooms have faded and thought that they’re just trashed or composted. The truth is that every spring the City of Chicago and Chicago... Read more »

Community Gardening in Chicago

Over the winter I wrote an article on community gardening in Chicago for the Chicago Tribune. The article was/is aimed at new gardeners and Chicagoans who are interested in joining a community garden in Chicago, but don’t know where to look for one, or what to expect from joining an established community garden.  If you live in... Read more »
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