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Seed Starting Workshop Tonight in Chicago

Free seed starting workshop tonight in Chicago at Luther Memorial Church hosted by the Manor Garden Club. The garden club’s meetings are held in the lower level of the church and start at 7:30pm. I’ll be talking about and demonstrating how to start seeds. If you want to bring your own seeds and seed starting... Read more »

Chicago Plant Sales in May

Chicago Plant Sales in May
Mother’s Day weekend is traditionally the time of the year that we start our gardens in Chicago. If you didn’t start seeds indoors for your garden, you can catch up with these Chicago plant sales in May. Chicago Seed Library Seedling Sale I will be selling some seedlings (mostly hot peppers) at the Empty Bottle... Read more »

Seed Swaps around Chicago March 2013

Seed Swaps around Chicago March 2013
As the saying goes, March comes in a lion and goes out like a lamb. Get ready for spring with these two seed swap in the Chicagoland area this weekend.   Chicago Seed Library will be hosting a seed swap at the Empty Bottle Farmers’ Market this Saturday. The market starts at Noon and there... Read more »
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Brother, Can You Spare a Dime for Urban Gardening?

If you’re in the holiday spirit of giving, why not consider donating a few dollars to some organizations in Chicago who make urban and community gardening possible, transform communities, and feed the less fortunate? In no particular order: NeighborSpace: Chicago’s land-trust for community gardening. Let’s Go Chicago: Leading the energy transition, sprouting green opportunities in... Read more »

Winter Gardening in Chicago

Sorry about the lack of updates on here at Chicago Garden, but this year I got a gig writing at TreeHugger, and combined with the mrbrownthumb garden blog, and my Twitter account, and Facebook gardening page–I just couldn’t keep up with another blog. Hopefully, I’ll do a better job of scheduling myself and finding time... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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Pearl Fryar at the Dusable Museum This Friday & Saturday

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If you don’t know who Pearl Fryar is you should watch this mini-documentary on the man. Pearl is one of my gardening heroes and a man I think I would really admire even if her was never involved with plants. He’s going to be at the DuSable Museum this weekend as part of their exhibit,... Read more »
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