Ald. Harry Osterman

We’re doubly thankful today, and saying it in person to Alderman Harry Osterman and the Chicago Park District for the Fearless Food Kitchen.  When Ald. Osterman first told us about the kitchen, we thought he was joking. “Do you need a kitchen?” he asked LaManda in a meeting about Vedgewater...

What’s Bugging...

If you’re planting in your garden, you may have come across a few things with legs, lots of legs! Or maybe you’ve seen some of the damage they can do. Here’s what is popping up in our plots this week, and what to do about them: Pill bugs – These beneficial isopods help break down the organic...

Apart Pizza Luv Fest

    We love pizza! Our hard working block captains recently enjoyed some Apart Pizza at a meeting as we discussed the AWESOME fundraiser Apart is helping us with on Monday, May 12 and Tuesday, May 13… 15% of proceeds those days will go to Peterson Garden Project. If you love...

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...