Tag: OpenLands

Christmas Gifts for Current and Former Chicago Gardeners

Christmas Gifts for Current and Former Chicago Gardeners
Co-op Hot Sauce With Christmas around the corner you’ll soon be scrambling to find the perfect gift for the gardener on your list. This holiday season consider giving a gift that not only your gardening friend or family member will enjoy, but one that will make a difference in the lives of your fellow Chicagoans... Read more »

Sustainable Mother's Day gifts for Chicago Gardeners

With Mother’s Day just around the corner you may be in search of a perfect local, socially conscious or sustainable gift for the Chicago gardening mom in your life. Here are my recommendations for three such gifts.  The Chicago Honey Co-op is Chicago’s urban bee farm that provides jobs and job training in urban agriculture to the under-employed... 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 »

Help Stop Hinsdale's Land Grab in Your Forest Preserve

Update: Today the the Cook County Forest Preserve District Board voted to continue negotiations with the Village of Hinsdale. Here is how they voted according to the Clout St blog on the Chicago Tribune website. For continuing negotiations (9): Elizabeth Gorman, R-Orland Park; Gregg Goslin, R-Glenview; Joseph Mario Moreno, D-Chicago; Joan Patricia Murphy, D-Crestwood; Tony... Read more »