Growing to Give to C...

Grow2Give is Peterson Garden Project’s program for growing fresh, organic produce for food pantries and nutrition programs. We dedicate at least 5% of the beds at each garden to Grow2Give. Care for Real in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago has been a long-time partner for the program,...

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 = COMMITMENT! Click HERE Gardens are slow. You can’t rush Mother Nature. Things grow at the pace they grow and all of us are part of the process. Running a garden organization is often not slow – when spring hits it’s all hands on deck to build new gardens, register and orient...

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...

10 Days to Victory: ...

How do you teach an entire city how to grow their own food? That was the question I asked myself after I’d seen this photo at our local butcher, Muller Meats. The lady who took the photo lived in the same building as the butcher shop. She lived in the neighborhood her entire life. When...