Posts tagged "Chicago Gardeners"

No Seed Swap at Chicago Flower & Garden Show '13

Last year the Chicago Flower & Garden Show asked me to host a seed swap during the run of the show after they heard that I’d been holding a “secret” seed swap every year at the show when the local garden blogger met up. You can read the back story here. The swap was fun... Read more »

Lincoln Square Garden Walk August 6th

Lincoln Square Garden Walk August 6th
This year’s Lincoln Square Garden Walk will feature more than 20 innovative gardens, and emphasizes city-size gardens that most owners have designed and tend themselves.  Walk organizer Nancy Benjamin says that gives each garden great personality and the ability to showcase unusual creative solutions.  “This is a hands-on, DIY garden walk,” says Benjamin, “You can... Read more »

Garden Blogging: Porting Your Garden Journal to the Digital Age.

Garden Blogging: Porting Your Garden Journal to the Digital Age.
I’m conducting a free workshop at the Chicago Cultural Center on Sunday October 3, 2010 for the Lurie Garden. The workshop is schedule to run from 10am-12pm in the 1st floor Garland Room, which is closest to the Washington Street entrance and across from the Project Onward gallery. In this workshop I’ll discuss the different... Read more »
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"Please do not steal the Vegetables!!"

"Please do not steal the Vegetables!!"
  This summer Chicagoans have been treating community gardens like personal food banks.  After spending their summer carefully cultivating fruits, herbs and vegetables, some community gardeners are being beaten to the harvest by vegetable thieves. While not as expensive as rubies, diamonds and emeralds, these tomatoes, cucumbers and melons are just as tempting and pricey. Heirloom plants and seeds... Read more »

Chicago Gardeners 7/25/10

I’m going to try something new here and share some local gardening links. I’m not sure if I’m going to make this a weekly or monthly feature. What I want to do here is share some links from fellow Chicago gardeners. The links may be to blog posts or they may be to pictures, video,... Read more »

Veggie Bingo: It's Not Your Grandma's Bingo!

Veggie Bingo: It's Not Your Grandma's Bingo!
If your idea of fun doesn’t include weekly bingo games because you think it is a game played by grandmas in a church basement–you should try Veggie Bingo. Backyard gardeners, foodies, community gardeners, urban farmers and those who just like to play Bingo gather on Wednesday nights at The Hideout for Veggie Bingo.Once a week... Read more »
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Blogiversary at Chicago Garden

Today is the first anniversary of the beta launch of ChicagoNow. Since this blog, Chicago Garden, was one of just over 30 blogs the site was launched with I guess this makes it Chicago Garden’s anniversary too.  In the past year I’ve written 229 entries with 1,054 comments. I’m not sure how the staff of ChicagoNow... Read more »

Chicago Gardener Events August '09

Some events related to gardening in Chicago for August that I’ve come across. As always, if you’re having an event or know of one that would be of interest to gardeners you can leave a message in the comments. I’ll update the list as I find more things to do around Chicago to get your... Read more »

Chicago Garden Clubs

While garden blogs and gardening forums are a great gathering places on the internet you can’t beat talking with fellow gardeners in person. In a world where we blog, Twitter & Facebook our gardening woes and triumphs some people still do it the old fashioned way. Here are a few garden clubs in the Chicagoland... Read more »
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Hull-House Heirloom Urban Farm on UIC campus

Steps away from the Hull-House Museum and the Hull-House Soup Kitchen, where Re-Thinking Soup is held every Tuesday, an urban farm dedicated to growing heirloom crops for the soup kitchen grows. The day I visited the farm I was walking to the location with Michael Thompson, of the Chicago Honey Co-Op, and if not for... Read more »