Coffee in the Garden...

It’s one of our bribes. On Community Work Days, our volunteers are greeted with hot coffee from our Work Day sponsor, Metropolis Coffee. But coffee has other applications in the garden. At many local roasters and coffee shops, you can pick up spent grounds to add to your compost pile or...

Kris Pierre: Thankfu...

LaManda Joy first met Kris Pierre through the North River Commission.  It was Kris, Director of Student Affairs at Northeastern Illinois University on Chicago’s northwest side, who told LaManda about “Reimagining Food,” their all-campus project to address food issues in the curriculum, the...

Kris Pierre and NEIU

We first learned about the possibility of a garden on the campus of Northeastern Illinois University in 2012, through our friends and mentors at the North River Commission. We’ve met too many other people to name, but it’s easy to say that every one of them has been an amazing source of...

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...

Apart Pizza Luv Fest

    We love pizza! Our hard working block captains recently enjoyed some Apart Pizza at a meeting as we discussed the AWESOME fundraiser Apart is helping us with on Monday, May 12 and Tuesday, May 13… 15% of proceeds those days will go to Peterson Garden Project. If you love...

Fourteen Food Friend...

The news you hear via mainstream media around the food system may be depressing but I can tell you, from the trenches, there are a lot of smart people doing amazing things to change our relationship with food. From supporting local farmers to showing us all how our little bit can help, from...