#GnomeDependence

Join our 2017 board July 2 and put the the FUN in Fundraising! Since our eponymous garden was on the site of an original WW2 Victory Garden, we’d celebrated July 4 with fun stuff: costume parades, “plotlucks,” music, etc. Any excuse to get together as a community and enjoy...

The ABCD’s of ...

In an election year where we’ve all been tearing each other apart for our differences, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the collective goodness that has quietly gone about its business amid the noise. PGP was about three years old before I learned of the very fitting term...

Part 1: Seed Startin...

Start with clean plant pots, clean hands and a sterile seed starting mix. Most bagged mixes are already sterile. Starting seeds indoors in topsoil or compost can sometimes lead to fungal diseases in the seedlings, or too many nutrients that overwhelm the young plants. Moisten your seed...

Big Picture

Peterson Garden Project is one bright star in a big universe of the community gardening movement. Our organization has been nurtured, supported, challenged (in good ways!) and invigorated by others in this sphere that are dedicated, like we are, to making food growing and green space the...

Ald. Harry Osterman

We’re doubly thankful today, and saying it in person to Alderman Harry Osterman and the Chicago Park District for the Fearless Food Kitchen.  When Ald. Osterman first told us about the kitchen, we thought he was joking. “Do you need a kitchen?” he asked LaManda in a meeting about Vedgewater...