Posts tagged "Urban Gardening"

The loveliest Chicago community garden

The loveliest Chicago community garden
I stumbled upon the loveliest Chicago community garden this week and am in awe of the beauty of this large and loved hidden gem at Waters Elementary School near Montrose and Western on the north side of the city. The school received a grant from the well-known organic food company Annie’s and are featured on the site.... Read more »

What I am reading: Grow Vegetables

What I am reading: Grow Vegetables
This is the time of year that I begin planning my garden.  Over the years, I’ve grown a few vegetables in my small, mostly shady urban backyard, but know there is always more to learn.  I stumbled upon Alan Buckingham’s Grow Vegetables at the library and dove into it as soon as I got home.... Read more »

Composting: What it is and How to Get Started

Composting: What it is and How to Get Started
The minute I saw the first few green signs of life popping out of the tired ground last week, my mind began to race in preparation for this year’s garden. This will be the fourth summer of my little urban garden.  Each year I’ve learned more information and there is so much more to learn. A... Read more »
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My Urban Garden is Planted

I’ve always heard Mother’s Day is the best time to plant your garden. The holiday is still days away, but my excitement couldn’t keep me away from getting dirt under my nails.  Fingers crossed old Mother Nature cooperates and it doesn’t get too cold. This is my third year planting in this space. Last year wasn’t hugely... Read more »