90% Community

The statistic in the title is a quote: “Community gardens are 10% garden and 90% community” (Pat Munts, Northwest Gardeners’ Handbook). We have some quotes of our own: “I lived and gardened in Rogers Park for 25 years and barely knew my neighbors, let alone another gardener. Now I walk into...

Bring Your Own Bag

Um, box. Well, tray. You’re all about sustainability and helping to save the planet. That’s why you garden! We’ve got 6,000 heirloom plants about to walk out our door at the annual Plant (and Bake) Sale. That’s a lot of trays to stack. (Spoiler—we aren’t stacking any.) Don’t forget to bring...

What’s Cooking...

Like victory gardens, bake sales have a pretty grand history when it comes to bringing communities together, raising money for projects from school programs to, let’s say, city vegetable gardens. But beyond the history, it’s just awesome to buy a really tasty treat made by a neighbor to...

An Interview With La...

I sat down with LaManda Joy to talk to her about her new book, Starting a Community Food Garden: The Essential Handbook from Timber Press. Alexandra: Why did you write another book? LaManda: Because people knew of my involvement with Peterson Garden Project and the American Community...

Growing + newbie = g...

Are you a “grewbie”? Our newest gardeners love the basic information offered by experienced gardeners trained to offer our Grewbie 101. The one-hour free class covers everything from amending to soil to making garden friendships. Find the garden nearest you! April 25 Ashlandia Global...

Just Getting Started

April is the time to ready for the new growing season here in the frozen north (ish). Gardeners, the original optimists, assume every year that it’s going to be warm and sunny, with just the right amount of rain, and never on the weekends, so you can get outside and work. The reality of...