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...

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...

Thank You!

It’s been a busy few days for us here at Peterson Garden Project. The Chicago Flower and Garden Show was a great success, and we enjoyed seeing all of you at our Victory Today exhibit. Thanks to Chicagoist, Shawna Coronado, and The Local Beet for the shout outs! We were also in attendance at...

Voice Your Victory b...

Over the past four years, I’ve talked a lot about WW2 Victory Gardens to many groups. Some people come to my lecture for nostalgic reasons, some to learn a bit of history. Many come to find out about the revival Victory Garden that launched The Peterson Garden Project. My lecture takes about...

10 DAYS TO VICTORY: ...

   Your vote = GIVING! Click HERE There’s a saying that “gardeners are generous people” and I’ve always thought it should say “gardens make generous people” instead. You must share when Mother Nature provides you with so much abundance – how could you possibly let all that hard work go...

10 Days to Victory: ...

  Your vote = HOPE Click HERE Once we got our original property and started working I hoped people would respond. And once they did, which didn’t take long, I learned there were a lot of other hopes and dreams already attached to this unused piece of urban land. One of our first...