Posts tagged "Urban Gardening"

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 »

Food Grade Buckets in Chicago For Growing Potatoes.

A reader to the mrbrownthumb garden blog Emailed me today to give me a tip on sourcing food grade buckets in Chicago for growing potatoes. I grow potatoes in buckets and trashcans, but never bothered to do so in food grade plastics. The tipster, Bonnie, notes: “Growing potatoes in buckets: Since you live in the Chicago... 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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Green and Growing Urban Gardening Fair 2011

Green and Growing Urban Gardening Fair 2011
The 19th Annual Green & Growing Urban Gardening Fair is this Saturday, April 30th 2011 at the Garfield Park Conservatory from 10am-2pm. Throughout the conservatory there will be vendors, gardening demonstrations, workshops, plant vendors, food live music and gardening activities for kids and adults. Several community gardens and vendors sell items like pots, worms, trees,... Read more »

Green Metropolis Fair This Saturday in Chicago

Green Metropolis Fair This Saturday in Chicago
I’ll be part of an urban gardening panel at the Green Metropolis Fair, this Saturday. The panel on urban gardening will be moderated by Tim Winkler from Mindful Metropolis. It will take place on the 2nd floor library from 3pm-4pm. If chance to see me bomb in front of a live audience isn’t enough of... Read more »

Urban Farming Classes in Chicago's Little Village Neighborhood

Urban Farming Classes in Chicago's Little Village Neighborhood
The Chicago Botanic Garden is conducting a number of classes that are perfect for gardeners who want to learn to about urban farming and growing food in Chicago. The best part is that they’re being held in the Little Village neighborhood, perfectly situated for residents of the south and southwest side where these kinds of... Read more »
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From Seed To Table With One Seed Chicago 2011

From Seed To Table With One Seed Chicago 2011
One Seed Chicago, the urban gardening project by NeighborSpace, is back for 2011 and is taking gardeners from seed to table. To facilitate the creation of urban gardens and backyard farms, One Seed Chicago is putting up three vegetables seeds for a vote and letting Chicagoans vote for their favorite. The three seed candidates this year... Read more »

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 »

Pilsen Paseo de Jardines, Chicago TomatoFest

Want to be part of garden history in Chicago? Several organizations in Pilsen are hosting the 1st Annual Neighborhood Garden Tour. On September 18th, 2010 from 11am-4pm. Over 20 gardens are participating, gardens include; community gardens, edible rooftop gardens, butterfly gardens, backyard gardens, porch gardens and community gardens. There will be educational presentation and demonstrations along... Read more »
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My Small Space Urban Garden

My Small Space Urban Garden
Some photos of my small space urban garden in July 2010. The garden is located on the West Side of Chicago and this is where I grow the annuals and perennials I blog about here and on the MrBrownThumb garden blog. I like to describe my gardening style as ghetto because of my haphazard approach... Read more »
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