September in Photos

The weather may have been unusual, to say the least, but your gardens (and photos) continue to look as beautiful as ever! We especially loved seeing how you were using your harvests–lasagna, pickles, in a pretty vase, or eaten fresh off the vine. Be sure to tag us...

Putting the Garden t...

With just a few weeks left in the Chicagoland growing season, October is the month where you’ll want to monitor the weather fairly closely, as we approach the first frost. The first frost is usually a “light frost”, where nighttime temperatures are between 32F and 30F. At...

30 Days of Doing is ...

Summer is winding down, but we’re already thinking ahead to 2018 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!...

July in Photos

The gardens were just bursting with beauty last month, and we loved all of the pictures you shared with us! We highlighted some of our favorites (though it was hard to choose!) below. We have to give a shout-out to all the fun gnomes we’ve been spotting this summer, too. The gnomes are...

Seed Starting for Fa...

Although we’re just picking our first tomatoes, it’s already time to think about starting seeds for fall harvests. Starting seeds in mid-July is largely the same as starting seeds in early spring, but keep in mind: Many homes are a little warmer now with the summer heat, so seeds...