Posts in category "Community Gardens"

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 »

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 »

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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Help 'preSERVE' Two Community Gardens This Weekend.

Help 'preSERVE' Two Community Gardens This Weekend.
Two community gardens in Chicago are in need of help this weekend. The preSERVE community garden in North Lawndale is having a workday and is in need of volunteers. Not that far from the preSERVE garden is a garden that is raising funds with a picnic and private tour of the Garfield Park Conservatory to... Read more »

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 »

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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Burpee's Community Garden Grant Application 2012

Burpee is now accepting applications for their “I Can Grow” Youth Garden Award, which is now in its third year. The “I Can Grow” program supports urban school and community garden in cities across the country. For 2012 the “I Can Grow” Youth Gardenn Award will be presented to an established or start-up school and... Read more »

Community Gardener Potluck This Wednesday

GreenNet Chicago’s Annual Potluck is this Wednesday at the Garfield Park Conservatory. Community Gardener of the Year Awards will be distributed. Network with Chicago’s community gardeners, and sit in on a panel discussion on garden network best practices and more.  Click the title of this post for more information.

Community Gardens in Chicago Need Your Votes

Community Gardens in Chicago Need Your Votes
Have you wanted to help community gardens in Chicago, but know what you can do? Maybe you’d like to volunteer, but can’t find enough hours in your busy schedule. Well there’s good news, several community gardens in Chicago are currently involved in contests where your votes could help them win much needed money.  The ‘Chicago... Read more »
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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 »