Posts tagged "Chicago Gardening"

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 »

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 »
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Free Tulip Bulbs in Chicago 2012

Free Tulip Bulbs in Chicago 2012
Have you ever wondered what becomes of all those tulips you see planted in parks and planters around the Loop? Maybe you’ve seen them being planted or being taken out after the blooms have faded and thought that they’re just trashed or composted. The truth is that every spring the City of Chicago and Chicago... 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 »

Helping the Garden Cope With the Heat

I’ve been hoping that if I overlook blogging about the heat that it would go away and we’d get some relief in the form of rain and cooler temperatures in Chicago. Unfortunately,  ignoring the heatwave just seems to make it worse.  I’ve found myself giving the container garden one good drink of water a day,... Read more »
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This is NOT a Garden Water Feature, Chicago

This is NOT a Garden Water Feature, Chicago
This past weekend I made a quick stop at the apartment of a friend of a friend and spotted this water feature in the building’s courtyard. I’m not going to diss the attempt at landscaping that can be seen at the edges of the photograph. I am, however, going to diss what has become of... 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 »

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 »
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"Mobile Food Collective" Rolls into Chicago to Support Urban Farming

Mobile Unit. Pic courtesy of the MFC team. Click to enlage. How do you motivate and make it easier for Chicagoans to grow their own food? That’s the problem students at Archeworks, the one-year design program in Chicago that focuses on social and environmental urban design, were tasked with finding a solution to. They were... Read more »
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