#GnomeDependence

Join our 2017 board July 2 and put the the FUN in Fundraising! Since our eponymous garden was on the site of an original WW2 Victory Garden, we’d celebrated July 4 with fun stuff: costume parades, “plotlucks,” music, etc. Any excuse to get together as a community and enjoy...

Join Us for 30 Days ...

The weather may be getting chilly, but we’re warming up for 2017 programs and scholarships! Join us October 15 to November 15 for team-building, volunteering and community engagement as we work towards our mission to recruit, educate and inspire everyone to grow and cook their own food! There...

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...

Advice for New Garde...

As part of her fieldwork among PGP gardeners, Sarah R. Taylor, our research partner from Northwestern University, asked participants with at least 1-2 years’ experience to offer advice to new gardeners just starting out. Here are the top 5 responses, summed up in easy-to-digest bites: 1. Have...

Music in the Gardens

Musician Brian Eno says creating music is like being a gardener: “One is making a kind of music in the way that one might make a garden. One is carefully constructing seeds, or finding seeds, carefully planting them and then letting them have their life. And that life isn’t necessarily...