Goodbye Lindsay, Hel...

In case you haven’t heard, our beloved Lindsay Shepherd is leaving PGP at the end of August for new adventures in New York City, and we’re welcoming long-time volunteer Christina Bello as the new program manager for the Community Cooking School. They each wanted to share some...

Seed Swap 2016: Now ...

For us, nothing says spring quite like our Annual Seed Swap. We get positively giddy selecting seeds for our garden every year. It’s a reminder that we’ve survived winter and it’s almost time to get our hands dirty. Sharing that gardening excitement with more than 100 other...

Coffee in the Garden...

It’s one of our bribes. On Community Work Days, our volunteers are greeted with hot coffee from our Work Day sponsor, Metropolis Coffee. But coffee has other applications in the garden. At many local roasters and coffee shops, you can pick up spent grounds to add to your compost pile or...

What Else Goes On In...

It’s not just tomatoes and bees anymore. Been to the movies lately? Because sometimes community gardens, like PGP’s Hello!Howard Garden, show them on their sites. Free. How about lunch. Do you like lunch? Come to a PGP Garden Social and it’s entirely possible you’ll get fed by Chipotle...

What’s Cooking...

Like victory gardens, bake sales have a pretty grand history when it comes to bringing communities together, raising money for projects from school programs to, let’s say, city vegetable gardens. But beyond the history, it’s just awesome to buy a really tasty treat made by a neighbor to...

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...