Archive for September 2011

Wicker Park Garden Club Fall/Winter Lectures & Workshops

Over the past couple of years I've had the good fortune of attending a few workshops and lectures by the Wicker Park Garden Club.  There's always something new to learn at a workshop and the lectures are interesting and educational. One of my favorite parts of attending these events is the members are always warm and inviting and you don't have to be a member, or a resident of the Wicker Park neighborhood, to attend. Workshops and lectures are open to all gardeners in Chicago (suburbanites attend too) for a relatively small fee. In addition, the lectures and workshops all take place within a few feet of the Damen stop on the Blue Line making them convenient for public transportation users like myself. Here is a schedule of the workshops and lectures this fall and winter. For more information you can always visit the Wicker Park Garden Club's website...

Chicago TomatoFest Potluck Supper This Saturday

The annual Chicago TomatoFest Potluck Supper is Saturday. For information on buying tickets to this heirloom festival in Chicago visit the Slow Food Chicago website.

Blog Updates and Chicago Garden Events This Weekend

They’ve been making some updates to ChicagoNow and one of them is RSS feeds. You can subscribe to this blog via RSS by clicking this link. Alternately, you can enter your email in the Email subscription box on the left. It is powered by Feedburner and you’ll only get Emails with news posts here. You... Read more »

Help Save America's Oldest Seed Company

I’ve written here about the D. Landreth Seed Company and their African-American heritage seed line before and I’ve recommended shopping at their booth at the Chicago Flower & garden Show the past two years, in particular if you were interested in growing heirloom potatoes. Moments ago while visiting the company’s Facebook page I came across... Read more »