Megan Shelby

We praise the big milestones our gardens go through, and the individuals who helps make them happen! This series of posts is to give shout outs to the unsung heroes that make those milestones happen. JFK said, “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” And these people not only try, they do – remarkably and repeatedly – make a difference in ways big and small. Through October 15, we are celebrating the individuals who make your garden a success and make Peterson Garden Project work. Each week, we’ll tell the story of one of our amazing volunteers. And, as a small thank you, they will be able to pick out a pair of wonderful Wells-Lamont gloves from Matty K’s – our local hardware store. This week we would like to recognize Megan Shelby. Megan has stepped up as a block captain for Ashlandia, and recently helped us make a road trip up to Palatine to pick up a donated storage crate for the garden. She has been lending her time, shovels, brain, and braun a lot lately! Megan, stop in to Matty K’s for a pair of free gloves for being so...

Anna Kong

We praise the big milestones our gardens go through, and the individuals who helps make them happen! This series of posts is to give shout outs to the unsung heroes that make those milestones happen. JFK said, “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” And these people not only try, they do – remarkably and repeatedly – make a difference in ways big and small. Through October 15, we are celebrating the individuals who make your garden a success and make Peterson Garden Project work. Each week, we’ll tell the story of one of our amazing volunteers. And, as a small thank you, they will be able to pick out a pair of wonderful Wells-Lamont gloves from Matty K’s – our local hardware store. This week we would like to recognize Anna Kong. Anna is a a year-round PGP supporter! She helped with our exhibit at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show in March and continues to help in lots of other ways too. Anna, stop in to Matty K’s for a pair of free gloves for being so...

Gardening Season Heats Up...

Well, we think it’s safe to say that warm weather is here to stay for gardening season. It’s wonderful to feel the sun shining as the gardens continue to heat up. With the sun’s spotlight on gardens, it seems an apt time to share some helpful gardening tips for bolstering a sense community, because after all, that’s a large part of what our gardens are about. Read below for more details, plus more gardening tips, things for kids to do, and more. Put on your sunscreen and we’ll see you in the gardens! Volunteer of the Week With gardening season comes volunteer season! Peterson Garden Project would not be what it is without all of our wonderful, devoted volunteers, so each week we will be highlighting a volunteer who has really gone above and beyond to lend their talents, time, and energy to helping us. Each “Volunteer of the Week” will receive a free pair of Wells Lamont gardening gloves from Matty K’s Hardware (4874 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60625). This week we would like to recognize Anna Kong! Anna is a a year-round PGP supporter! She helped with our exhibit at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show in March and continues to help in lots of other ways too! Anna, stop in to Matty K’s for a pair of free gloves for being so awesome! Two New Gardens Growing The last few weeks have been busy building the garden at Swedish Covenant Hospital (Carmen and California) and Ashlandia (Hollywood and Ashland). These “small” Pop-up Victory Gardens (about 40 beds each) are new for 2013 and we’re excited about the communities that will form there. Special thanks to all the volunteers who made these gardens possible. We Beat Our Goal! A giant thank...

Jen Berman

We praise the big milestones our gardens go through, and the individuals who helps make them happen! This series of posts is to give shout outs to the unsung heroes that make those milestones happen. JFK said, “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” And these people not only try, they do – remarkably and repeatedly – make a difference in ways big and small. Through October 15, we are celebrating the individuals who make your garden a success and make Peterson Garden Project work. Each week, we’ll tell the story of one of our amazing volunteers. And, as a small thank you, they will be able to pick out a pair of wonderful Wells-Lamont gloves from Matty K’s – our local hardware store. This week we would like to recognize Jen Berman, a Montrose Green block captain and longtime Peterson Garden Project gardener. Jen, stop in to Matty K’s for a pair of free gloves for being so...

Emily Bergstrom

We praise the big milestones our gardens go through, and the individuals who helps make them happen! This series of posts is to give shout outs to the unsung heroes that make those milestones happen. JFK said, “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” And these people not only try, they do – remarkably and repeatedly – make a difference in ways big and small. Through October 15, we are celebrating the individuals who make your garden a success and make Peterson Garden Project work. Each week, we’ll tell the story of one of our amazing volunteers. And, as a small thank you, they will be able to pick out a pair of wonderful Wells-Lamont gloves from Matty K’s – our local hardware store. This week we would like to recognize Emily Bergstrom, a neighbor to our Learning Center, and a gardener at Global. Emily, stop in to Matty K’s for a pair of free gloves for being so...

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