This winter is so long and drawn out this year. Getting 6 inches of snow on Tuesday didn’t help. Luckily it is time for the Chicago flower and garden show! You’ve got until March 17th to go… go… go, you’ll be a happier individual for it. The streams, ponds, and beds of tulips were magical. [...]
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Right here in Chicago at Kedzie and Addison, the Brew and Grow turned their curb into two small gardens with tomato, dill, pepper, and basil!
This past Easter Sunday, I hiked the trails of the Japanese Garden and bird sanctuary at Jackson Park. The Japanese Garden is a reconstruction on the original site of the Japanese Garden from the Chicago World’s Fair 1893. In the background you can see the Museum of Science and Industry, which is the only building [...]
Where: Jane Addams Hull House Museum, 800 S. Halsted, Chicago Il When: Sunday, March 4th, 2-5pm About: City-wide seed swap, check out a library card from the Hull-House Seed Library, share food and agricultural stories, and discover new ways to nourish a sustainable food system. If you have seeds that you saved from last year, [...]
This Sunday, March 4th, 2-5pm at the Swedish Covenant Hospital, 2nd floor. The address is 5140 N California Ave, Chicago, IL (basically Foster and California). Trade your tomato seed for bean seed! Hosted by Peterson Garden Project.
Oh my are the chickens everywhere in East Austin! I would wake up in the morning to their chuckles. It seems Austin has embraced the backyard chicken and celebrates it with the Funky Chicken Coop Tour in early April. The benefits of chickens: great addition to your garden ecosystem local protein no need to worry [...]
I’ll be traveling in February and hope to see this at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, located between terminals 2 and 3. Food grown in the airport’s urban garden is served in the airport restaurants! More at NBC.
Plant Rescue Sale! Saturday, October 22, 2011 Hours: 9 am – 2 pm (or until all plants are sold) Where: Garfield Market Place (just north of the Conservatory Entrance) Come adopt a plant, take home a piece of living history, and donate to the rebuilding of the Conservatory, all at the same time. Many of [...]
Home Canning Workshop from Wicker Park Garden Club Oct. 8 Home Canning Techniques Learn Techniques, Light Lunch, Take Home a Pint of Canned Good Dina Petrakis, Instructor Wicker Park Garden Club www.WPGarden.org REGISTRATION REQUIRED – $30 Pay at Door email@example.com or (773) 278-9075 Held in a Wicker Park Home Address Given to Registered [...]
Rice Paddy Art! I came across this at GardenDesign.com. It takes a village of work and several different kinds of rice, but the outcome is amazing. According to Anna Laurent’s article, this new style of art has attracted over 170,000 visitor’s to Japan’s small village of Inkadate, and rightly so. (photos by Karaponeyami and [...]