Ready, Set, Grow!

PGP gardens are open for 2017 (our eighth season!), and we can’t wait to see what you grow! Tag us on Instagram or Twitter with @petersongarden or #petersongardenproject or share your photos with us on Facebook. We’ll share our favorites here each month and on social media...

March Classes and Ev...

The unseasonably warm weather has us dreaming of spring and getting into the garden! On March 5, join us for our 8th Annual Seed Swap–trade seeds from a variety of vendors, as well as seeds saved by individual gardeners. No seeds to swap? No worries, come for gardening demonstrations...

A Community of Garde...

Register Now for 2017 Membership When Peterson Garden Project was born in 2010, I never suspected it would grow into the far-reaching educational organization it is today, including the addition of our Community Cooking School and expanding our mission to encompass a plot-to-plate approach to...

It’s time to s...

Although it’s way too early to start tomato, and even broccoli seeds indoors in Chicago, it is the right time to start other edibles like celeriac and globe artichokes. Globe artichokes (not to be confused with Jerusalem artichokes) are a perennial plant in warmer climates (zones 7-10),...

The Magic of Mulch

It’s difficult to understand the importance of mulch, or even how to properly use it, when there are so many bad examples around our city. When parkway trees have mulch volcanos piled close to the trunk, or urban farms are growing vegetables in bare soil, it’s hard to know what...