History Re-eating It...

As you may know, our original garden at Peterson and Campbell was a WW2 Victory Garden. Our name “Peterson Garden” comes from that location. The “Project” part stems from our desire to use the WW2 model to see if it would work in our age. And we learned quickly, at...

Edible Flowers

       If you think the idea of eating flowers is new, think again: you’ve probably been eating them since you were young. A few of our common “vegetables” are actually flowers, and though we usually eat the buds, they’ll bloom if left on the plant.      Broccoli,...

Fearless in 14

PGP is five years old this month… what started as a public lecture and a crazy idea on March 28, 2010 has turned into an amazing, award winning organization impacting lots of people, changing neighborhoods and offering skills that will last lifetimes. This happened because of you…...

Ten Things You Need ...

  All are welcome! Our mission is to teach people to grow their own food. You don’t need any gardening experience to participate Our gardens are short term (2-5 years) on borrowed/unused urban land – we call them Pop-up Victory Gardens PGP is a membership driven organization....

Come Grow With Us!

What is The Peterson Garden Project? The Peterson Garden Project (PGP) is a federal 501c3 not-for-profit organization based in Chicago, Illinois. For more information: www.petersongarden.org Our mission: To recruit, educate and inspire a new generation of home and community gardeners who want...