Tag: Wicker Park Garden Club

Winter Gardening in Chicago

Sorry about the lack of updates on here at Chicago Garden, but this year I got a gig writing at TreeHugger, and combined with the mrbrownthumb garden blog, and my Twitter account, and Facebook gardening page–I just couldn’t keep up with another blog. Hopefully, I’ll do a better job of scheduling myself and finding time... Read more »

Chicago Seed Starting Workshops & Seed Swaps Feb-March 2012

To help Chicago gardeners get ready for spring garden clubs and organizations around Chicago usually hold seed starting workshops and seed swaps. Here are the seed-related events happening in February and March 2012. Save the date for The Great Chicago Seed Swap. It will go down at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show on Sunday,... Read more »

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 Gardening Events for May 2011

Chicago Gardening Events for May 2011
May brings us a perfect opportunity to buy plants in Chicago for your garden during several plants sales. Organic vegetable seedlings, tomato plants, native plants and even plants for container gardens will all be available at several plants sale throughout the city. Below are dates times and plants available at plant sales for the Lurie... Read more »

Chicago Gardening Events for April 2011

Showers aren’t the only thing the month of April brings around here. There’s two garden fairs and several events going on around Chicago that, you, as a gardener should attend. In particular I’d like to point you to the Green Metropolis Fair by Mindful Metropolis. I’ll be part of the urban gardening panel at this... Read more »

Wicker Park Garden Club Plant Propagation Workshop 2011

The Wicker Park Garden Club’s plant propagation workshop is coming up on Saturday, Jan 8 2011. You can choose between one of the two sessions scheduled. I visited last year’s workshop and I recommend anyone interested in gardening, propagating plants through cuttings and seed starting to attend. The times I’ve been to meetings I’ve always... Read more »