Tag: Grow Outside Already!

Azaleas, Camellias and Cyclamen in bloom at Garfield Park Conservatory

It may be winter outside but you couldn’t tell by the colorful blooms under glass at the Garfield Park Conservatory.  These pictures were taken this past Saturday during “Sweet Saturdays” at the conservatory on Chicago’s West Side. The next, and final, “Sweet Saturday” is on February 13, 2010 from 11-4PM. Take the family for the... Read more »

Chicago Gardener Events September '09

September 2nd: Planting Cool Season Crops at the Garfield Park Conservatory Classroom. The classroom is located to the left when you enter the lobby next to the gift shop. You don’t need to pre-register for the program that starts at 6:30 pm. A $5.00 donation per person is suggested. For more info contact Kelly Katzmann... Read more »

Chicago Gardener Events August '09

Some events related to gardening in Chicago for August that I’ve come across. As always, if you’re having an event or know of one that would be of interest to gardeners you can leave a message in the comments. I’ll update the list as I find more things to do around Chicago to get your... Read more »

Veggie Bingo

Veggie Bingo, Wednesday evenings until September 9th you can play bingo to benefit Chicago’s community gardens at the Hideout located at 1354 W. Wabansia from 6-8 PM. Prizes include jars of locally produced honey, bottles of hot sauce and the grand prize of a box of locally grown fruits and vegetables. Cards are $1.00 a... Read more »

Chicago Gardener Events July '09

A sampling of gardening related events going on around Chicago for July. July 11 & 12th: Annual GardenWalk. An Urban Exploration of Greenery. July 11 -12 11 am to 5pm. $5 donation for the GuideBook/Map at Club Lucky 1824 W Wabansia or on the free trolley. 75 – 100 gardens will be open! Plus we... Read more »

Urban Agriculture: Feeding the Movement

To celebrate World Environment Day the Chicago Botanic Garden has put together a symposium focusing on what it takes to make urban agriculture a vital part of Chicago’s green industry. The day long event will feature national and regional speakers who are working in urban agriculture & an overview of the urban agriculture movement in... Read more »