Archive for September 2012

Take a Visit to Chalet's Garden Center

Take a Visit to Chalet's Garden Center
Last week I went on a press tour of Chalet Nursery and Garden Center in Wilmette. I’ve heard about the garden center for years, but I never would have made the trip myself had I not been invited to tour the garden and their tree farm in Wisconsin. As part of the tour we also... Read more »

Randolph Street Market Sept 29-30: Editor's Choice for Charity Event

Randolph Street Market Sept 29-30: Editor's Choice for Charity Event
I’ve been invited to participate in the Editor’s & Designer’s Choice for Charity event at the Randolph Street Market. This is America’s largest urban antiques market, and I’m happy to be participating in this. As one of the invited participants for this event I’ll be highlighting items for sale at the market with a blue... Read more »

Lurie Garden Fall Festival and Plant Sale

Lurie Garden Fall Festival and Plant Sale
If you’re looking for something to do with kids on Friday, September 14 from 11-6pm because of the Chicago teacher’s strike, head down to the Lurie Garden for the fall festival and plant sale. There will be crafts for kids, tours and hands-on gardening demos. You’ll be among the first to buy plants from a... Read more »
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Free Rain Barrels at Shedd Aquarium 9-15-12

The Shedd Aquarium is giving away 50 rain barrels on Saturday, September 15. Here are the details from the website: Start Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: Shedd Aquarium’s loading dock/service entrance Limit of one rain barrel per person. As quantity is limited, rain barrels will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Rain barrels will... Read more »

Is the "Right-to-Know" Battle Coming to IL?

Our friends at the Chicago Honey Co-op posted this to their Facebook wall last Friday. On September 12th, at 10:00am, Alderman Walter Burnett of the 27th ward in Chicago will introduce a resolution supporting labeling for GE foods and urging the State Legislature to do the same. Call on your Alderman to support. I think... Read more »
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