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,...

What We’re Planting NOW

It’s the end of April and it’s finally warming up a little in Chicago. Now that the nighttime temperatures are steadily above 40F, it’s time to plant some cool-weather crops. These plants can handle temperatures that dip into the 40s, but really prefer 60 degrees or higher like the rest of us! If you’re one of our “Grewbies” (growing newbies) and you’ve taken one of our online garden planning classes OR done your homework for Grewbie 101 then you’ll recognize the diagram associated with this post. If you don’t know what we’re talking about, visit Gardeners.com and try out their amazing Kitchen...

Thankful Thursday

              Partnerships are what make a project like ours thrive. We’ve been amazed with the support we’ve received from the North River Commission in Albany Park. Not only did they help us find and negotiate our Learning Center space, but...

Holey kale by Maribe...

Holey kale, Batman.  Great big holes, and leaves chewed down to the stem.  The Edible Treasures Garden team was pretty pleased that our gardening efforts had attracted graceful white butterflies until Dr. George Rotramel visited our raised beds. George is an entomologist, organic gardening...

Grow2Give: Who is doing the giving? by Xan Nelson Jun11

Grow2Give: Who is do...

We call it Grow2Give™, and the “growing” part of the name is pretty clear. We grow—tomatoes, kale, eggplants, cucumbers, beans and more—and then we give the harvest to local food pantries and nutrition programs. Defining the “giving” is trickier because the program...