Posts in category "Chicago Gardeners"

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 »

Dig into Urban Agriculture with GOOD Chicago at Uncommon Ground

Dig into Urban Agriculture with GOOD Chicago at Uncommon Ground
On April 29th, 2013, I’ll be part of the urban gardening panel at the Dig into Urban Agriculture with GOOD Chicago at Uncommon Ground. Here’s a description of the event from the GOOD Chicago Local chapter’s event : Come out to GOOD Chicago’s inaugural event as we celebrate the joy of neighboring by stepping into... 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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Chicago Urban Garden Pollinator Study

Chicago Urban Garden Pollinator Study
David Lowenstein, a graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is studying native bees and their effect on surround land an insects in Chicago. Last summer, he created mobile gardens and found 30 sites around Chicago and left the plants in the parkways to count the number... 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 »

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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The Great Chicago Seed Swap at Chicago Flower & Garden Show

The Great Chicago Seed Swap at Chicago Flower & Garden Show
On Sunday, March 11th, I’ll be hosting the first ever seed swap at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. The swap starts at 3 p.m. outside the “White House Let’s Move Garden.” See below for full details. This is a seed swap, meaning, you bring a packet of seeds and you can exchange it for... Read more »

Christmas Gifts for Current and Former Chicago Gardeners

Christmas Gifts for Current and Former Chicago Gardeners
Co-op Hot Sauce With Christmas around the corner you’ll soon be scrambling to find the perfect gift for the gardener on your list. This holiday season consider giving a gift that not only your gardening friend or family member will enjoy, but one that will make a difference in the lives of your fellow Chicagoans... Read more »

Nominate a "Community Gardener of the Year" for 2010.

GreenNet’s Annual “Community Gardener of the Year” Award Ceremony and Potluck Networking Dinner is an opportunity to recognize those Chicagoans who have worked tirelessly on behalf of a community garden. Community/school gardens along with garden clubs can nominate a member who they feel deserves to be named GreenNet’s “Community Gardener of the Year” for 2010.... Read more »
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Cook County Jail Garden Harvest Fest 2010

Cook County Jail Garden Harvest Fest 2010
Gardens are great equalizers; they’re also places where people can get a second chance. Today was the annual harvest festival and graduation ceremony at the Cook County Jail’s garden. Really, they need to start calling it an urban farm, a working urban farm.  As I blogged about last year, the jail garden constructed a greenhouse... Read more »
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