Tag: Community Gardens

"Please do not steal the Vegetables!!"

"Please do not steal the Vegetables!!"
  This summer Chicagoans have been treating community gardens like personal food banks.  After spending their summer carefully cultivating fruits, herbs and vegetables, some community gardeners are being beaten to the harvest by vegetable thieves. While not as expensive as rubies, diamonds and emeralds, these tomatoes, cucumbers and melons are just as tempting and pricey. Heirloom plants and seeds... Read more »

The North Lawndale Greening Committee Annual Garden Tour

The North Lawndale Greening Committee Annual Garden Tour
The North Lawndale Greening Committee Annual Garden Tour is on August 7, 2010. The tour starts at 10:00 AM at the Douglass Park Library and winds through Chicago’s west side featuring private home gardens, community gardens, urban greening projects and a bee farm.   Don’t miss your opportunity to see some of the great things... Read more »

Peterson Garden Re-dedication This Saturday

Peterson Garden Re-dedication This Saturday
Since the City’s fireworks show will be held on July 4th, that frees up your July 3rd to attend the Peterson Garden Re-dedication tomorrow. The Peterson Garden has sprung up, virtually overnight, at the site of one of the original Victory Gardens during WW2. Stop by between 4-8PM for a costume parade (both kids &... Read more »
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City Is A Community Garden Exhibit

City Is A Community Garden Exhibit
City Is A Community Garden Exhibit, is an exhibit that examins Chicago’s community gardens, urban gardens, vertical farms, living walls and urban chicken keepers. The exhibit uses photos architectural drawings and installations to highlight garden and sustainable projects in Chicago. These pictures were taken before the exhibit was completed so it may look different when... Read more »

Veggie Bingo: It's Not Your Grandma's Bingo!

Veggie Bingo: It's Not Your Grandma's Bingo!
If your idea of fun doesn’t include weekly bingo games because you think it is a game played by grandmas in a church basement–you should try Veggie Bingo. Backyard gardeners, foodies, community gardeners, urban farmers and those who just like to play Bingo gather on Wednesday nights at The Hideout for Veggie Bingo.Once a week... Read more »

Spring Plant Sale at Rogers Park Garden Group

The Rogers Park Garden Group Spring Plant Sale will be held on Sunday, June 13, 2010. Among the plants being offered will be organic vegetables like tomatoes and various herbs. Ornamental plants for sunny and shady gardens include clematis vines, climbing hydrangeas, Asiatic lilies, peonies, sunflowers and many more annuals. Prices for plants range from $2.00 to $10.00 with... Read more »
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Seedling and Plant Sales in Chicago: April/May 2010

These seedling and plant sales are hosted by community gardens, garden clubs or organizations around Chicago and are a way to raise funds to operate various programs. Instead of purchasing all of your plants from Chicago garden centers or big box stores, consider spreading some of your dollars locally with groups that make a difference... Read more »

Give a Community Garden this Valentine's Day

Looking for an alternative to a bouquet of roses this Valentine’s Day? Why not give a community garden through a Openlands contribution of $50.00. Your contribution will be used to create new and support existing community garden in underserved urban areas. Besides the feeling of doing something good, your sweetie gets a certificate, monthly e-mails... Read more »

White House Veggie Garden Inspires African American Gardeners, Seed Company Hopes to do Same.

Beyond the Obama head planter and the Chia Obama, the First Family has created an interest in gardening among many, but among African Americans in particular. “We had a lot more gardeners last year,” said Dr. Shemuel Israel, President of the North Lawndale Greening Committee on Chicago’s West Side. He credits the recession and First... Read more »
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'The Garden Conversations' Documents the 61st Street Community Garden

Photo by Patricia Evans used with permission of www.invisibleinstitute.com As the camera passes by an unidentified woman she asks, “Are you making a documentary about the death of the garden?” Off camera a man’s voice responds, “No, it’s the life of the garden.” The Garden Conversations is a collaborative effort between videographer Aaron Cahan, photographer... Read more »