Tag: Gardening

The loveliest Chicago community garden

The loveliest Chicago community garden
I stumbled upon the loveliest Chicago community garden this week and am in awe of the beauty of this large and loved hidden gem at Waters Elementary School near Montrose and Western on the north side of the city. The school received a grant from the well-known organic food company Annie’s and are featured on the site.... Read more »

What I am reading: Grow Vegetables

What I am reading: Grow Vegetables
This is the time of year that I begin planning my garden.  Over the years, I’ve grown a few vegetables in my small, mostly shady urban backyard, but know there is always more to learn.  I stumbled upon Alan Buckingham’s Grow Vegetables at the library and dove into it as soon as I got home.... Read more »

Exploring Chicago's Farmer's Markets One by One

Exploring Chicago's Farmer's Markets One by One
This summer I plan to visit as many of the Chicago Farmer’s Markets that our city has to offer.  Little gets me as energized as chatting in the sun with local farmers that proudly share their beautiful vegetables with our community. I tend to get in a rut and go to the same market every... Read more »
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Vegetables and herbs you can grow in your yard or your porch

I use Jalapeños a lot when cooking.  If you take out the seeds they are a lot less spicy. <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/ups-and-downs-of-a-yoga-mom/2013/04/crazy-good-fish-tacos-from-gwyneth-paltrows-new-cookbook/"">Try these fish tacos</a>
I live in the city of Chicago and do not have a ton of space to garden.  Each year I experiment with different vegetables and herbs to discover what grows with the little sun my urban yard receives.  This year I stayed away from tomatoes as they require a lot of sun that I do... Read more »