Posts tagged "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 »

Chicago Plant Sales 2012

Chicago Plant Sales 2012
Back in April I wrote an article on Chicago Plant Sales for the Chicago Tribune. If you haven’t read it, and are new to gardening and shopping at plant sales check it out. If you’re a group or community garden that is looking to publicize a plant sale this spring or summer check out the... 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 »
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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 »

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.
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Community Garden Fundraisers This Thursday

Two community gardens in the area are having fundraisers this Thursday, May 26th 2011. The Peterson Garden’s Swing Into Spring event features live music, dancing and special MC Mike Nowak, host of “The Mike Nowak Show” on WCPT.  That same evening the Forest Park Community Garden is hosting their very first fundraiser for their garden... Read more »

Wishing Tree in Pilsen Inspired by Chicago Botanic Garden

Wishing Tree in Pilsen Inspired by Chicago Botanic Garden
Over the weekend the Chicago Botanic Garden set up a traditional  Japanese “Wishing Tree” to recognize the recent disaster in Japan and to give people a way to express their sympathies and well wishes. Messages were written on pieces paper that were affixed to the tree. Closer to home the Growing Station Community Garden in Pilsen set... 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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North Lawndale Greening Committee Garden Tour Photos

North Lawndale Greening Committee Garden Tour Photos
Young and young at heart urban gardeners in North Lawndale garden tour Last month I had the pleasure of attending the North Lawndale Greening Committee’s garden tour.  It was a change from doing the North Dearborn Garden Walk. The gardens themselves weren’t much different, larger mostly, but the vibe was noticeably different. This garden tour... Read more »
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