Category: gardening

Guest Post: Let Your City Kids Taste Farm Life

Guest Post: Let Your City Kids Taste Farm Life
Sometimes I like to take my “city mice” out to the country for a change of pace. I love our urban lives, but I also want my kids to understand that food grows in the ground and appreciate different lifestyles. I bet you do too, right? Today, I am thrilled to welcome Kristen Holub, a... Read more »

One Seed Chicago 2011: Who Will Get Your Vote?

If you haven’t participated in One Seed Chicago in the past, 2011 should be the year that you give it a try. This is a fun (and free!) way to include your kids in some simple, at-home gardening. And who knows, maybe they’ll even be willing to eat the veggies that they helped grow (fingers... Read more »

New at the Nature Museum: Nature's LunchBox

Next time you take the kiddos to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, you should definitely pack your lunches and take advantage of the new permanent exhibit called Nature’s LunchBox, sponsored by Dominick’s. This formerly bland and boring lunchroom space is now a vibrant, interactive learning space. Nature’s LunchBox illustrates the life cycle of food —... Read more »

Summer Scheduling Series: Morton Arboretum and Chicago Botanic Garden

Summer is all about spending time outdoors and The Morton Arboretum and Chicago Botanic Garden are both great places to do just that. The Morton Arboretum and the Chicago Botanic Garden are perfect spots for an any-day adventure. Pack some lunches, slather on some sunscreen, and see where the day takes you. However, both places... Read more »

The Wee Weekender (May 14th-16th)

A Family Workshop at the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park. Looking for something fun do to? How about a hands-on gardening workshop, yoga for toddlers, making creative critters out of rocks, or a storytelling event for the whole family?Lurie Garden Family Workshop: Plant Power. Families with kids over age 6 can spend an afternoon in... Read more »

And the Winner of One Seed Chicago Is . . .

 . . . Bee Balm! After four months of voting, Bee Balm has emerged triumphant over Purple Coneflower and Nodding Onion as the One Seed Chicago for 2010. One Seed what, you say? One Seed Chicago is an organization that promotes gardening in Chicago. Each year, they offer free seed packets to all Chicagoans who... Read more »

Growing Healthy Kids holds inaugural meeting

In response to growing health concerns about Chicago’s kids — including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and decreased physical activity — several local organizations and individuals within the Chicago food community have joined together to develop new ways of sourcing, providing and thinking about food. This newly formed group recently gathered at the Logan Square Kitchen... Read more »

Get Growing with One Seed Chicago

Mr. Brown Thumb and The Dirt on Green have already posted about this great opportunity, but in case you don’t read those excellent blogs (which you should), I wanted to tell you about the One Seed Chicago program here on Wee Windy City. This is an excellent (and economical) way to get your kids interested... Read more »