Tag: Chicago Gardeners

Chicago Gardener Events July '09

A sampling of gardening related events going on around Chicago for July. July 11 & 12th: Annual GardenWalk. An Urban Exploration of Greenery. July 11 -12 11 am to 5pm. $5 donation for the GuideBook/Map at Club Lucky 1824 W Wabansia or on the free trolley. 75 – 100 gardens will be open! Plus we... Read more »

Chicago Gardener Events June '09

June 5th: The last of the heirloom tomato plant sales for Chicago Tomato Fest 2009 is being held at Uncommon Ground on Devon. 4-8 PM. June 6th: The School of the Chicago Botanic Garden presents; Rooftop Beekeeping in Chicago: The Confluence of Culture and Nature. Michael Thompson, farm manager for Chicago Honey Co-op with Dr.... Read more »

Plant Tattoo

I’ve always wanted to get a tattoo, but I’m a big wuss when it comes to needles. At the Green & Growing Fair at the Garfield Park Conservatory on April 25th, I came across a volunteer from City Farm sporting this tattoo. Joe, who has been volunteering with City Farm for about a year, told... Read more »

Community Grows for the Greater Good in Uptown

On May 9th a dedication ceremony was held for the GroGood community garden in Clarendon Park, in the Uptown neighborhood. A portion of the harvest will be donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, which recently reported a 32 percent increase in demand for emergency food assistance. Through its GroGood campaign, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company... Read more »