Tag: Urban Farming

MLK Food Justice Weekend

MLK Food Justice Weekend
Local Solutions to Food Justice in Chicago is the Theme of MLK Jr. Weekend Activities KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation will honor the life and work of Martin Luther King with a weekend long education and advocacy program focused on food justice and sustainability January 14th-16th, 2011. The KAMII Social Justice Committee presents a weekend of... Read more »

From Seed To Table With One Seed Chicago 2011

From Seed To Table With One Seed Chicago 2011
One Seed Chicago, the urban gardening project by NeighborSpace, is back for 2011 and is taking gardeners from seed to table. To facilitate the creation of urban gardens and backyard farms, One Seed Chicago is putting up three vegetables seeds for a vote and letting Chicagoans vote for their favorite. The three seed candidates this year... Read more »

Growing Home Inc. Coldframe Workshop This Saturday

The vegetable growing season in Chicago doesn’t have to end just because winter arrives. Growing your own food in Chicago can be more than just growing tomatoes.Your vegetable garden’s harvest can be extended by using hoophouses, cold frame, hot beds and row covers. Growing Home Inc., is holding a workshop this Saturday where these methods... Read more »
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City Farm Urban Harvest 2010

City Farm and Resource Center’s fall celebration features food, drinks, music ,potato sack races and hay rides. Adults (over 19) $35.00 Youth (12-18) $10.00 Children (0 to 11) Free. Saturday, October 09, 2010 from 4PM-9PM. Buy tickets here. Great opportunity to tour of Chicago’s finest examples of urban agriculture. Here’s a cool video that explains... Read more »

Starting a Garden: Where to buy Garden Soil in Chicago

Starting a Garden: Where to buy Garden Soil in Chicago
Fall is a good time to start a new garden because you can get the soil prepared and ready for spring planting. When starting a garden you might want to consider buying garden soil, especially for raised beds. Deciding where to buy garden soil in Chicago can be difficult if you don’t know what to look... Read more »

Cook County Jail Garden Harvest Fest 2010

Cook County Jail Garden Harvest Fest 2010
Gardens are great equalizers; they’re also places where people can get a second chance. Today was the annual harvest festival and graduation ceremony at the Cook County Jail’s garden. Really, they need to start calling it an urban farm, a working urban farm.  As I blogged about last year, the jail garden constructed a greenhouse... Read more »
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Gardening in a Grow Box

Gardening in a Grow Box
Deluxe Grow Box on the left, A Garden Patch’s Grow Box on the right.  I am simultaneously a lover and hater of gimmicky garden tools, especially items that purport to make gardening easier. Gardening is already easy, so a lot of garden products get a big eye roll from me. Whenever I heard gardeners talk... Read more »

Pilsen Paseo de Jardines, Chicago TomatoFest

Want to be part of garden history in Chicago? Several organizations in Pilsen are hosting the 1st Annual Neighborhood Garden Tour. On September 18th, 2010 from 11am-4pm. Over 20 gardens are participating, gardens include; community gardens, edible rooftop gardens, butterfly gardens, backyard gardens, porch gardens and community gardens. There will be educational presentation and demonstrations along... Read more »

My Porch Garden

My Porch Garden
Here’s a picture of my porch garden. I’m growing vegetables, herbs, annuals and houseplants in containers on this little porch out back. The weather is my biggest problem with this container garden because it is full sun, sometimes the heat is unbearable back there. A list of the plants pictured after the jump.  Tomatoes Okra... Read more »
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Pruning Tomato Suckers

Pruning Tomato Suckers
Pruning tomato suckers is easy and something you should do to help your plant focus on producing fruit and for general health of your plants. Suckers grow in the crotch of a plant, in this case tomatoes, created by the main stem and branch. These eventually grow to the same size as the main stem,... Read more »