GrowUptown News ...

8.4. 2018 GrowUptown is open! 7.27.2018 Update Soil is mostly in, and we’re waiting for the joints of the pavers to get filled with sand and compacted. Since the garden isn’t quite ready to open, we’ve moved Grewbie 101 back a week to Saturday, August 4th.¬†Click here to sign...

#GnomeDependence

ARE YOU A GNOME OWNER? Register for the competition¬†HERE We have prizes lined up from Factory Theater, Smack Dab Chicago Bakery, Orange Theory, a private dinner in The Garden, and more! Don’t own a gnome yet, or still need to decorate? RAM Art Studio, 6054 N. Broadway, has you covered!...

The ABCD’s of ...

In an election year where we’ve all been tearing each other apart for our differences, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the collective goodness that has quietly gone about its business amid the noise. PGP was about three years old before I learned of the very fitting term...

Part 1: Seed Startin...

Start with clean plant pots, clean hands and a sterile seed starting mix. Most bagged mixes are already sterile. Starting seeds indoors in topsoil or compost can sometimes lead to fungal diseases in the seedlings, or too many nutrients that overwhelm the young plants. Moisten your seed...

Big Picture

Peterson Garden Project is one bright star in a big universe of the community gardening movement. Our organization has been nurtured, supported, challenged (in good ways!) and invigorated by others in this sphere that are dedicated, like we are, to making food growing and green space the...