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4.5.18 Membership is Open! Membership is officially open for the new GrowUptown garden! Register soon! 2.19.18 Notes on Community Meeting Thanks to the lovely future GrowUptown gardeners who joined us at Heartland Alliance Health Center on Monday, February 19 for our community meeting! We...

Community Gardening:...

by Dr. Molly Doane On October 19th, 2017 The Field Museum, in collaboration with Chicago Ideas Week, facilitated a photo exhibit and conversation concerning urban gardening in Chicago, in which the Peterson Garden Project was highlighted. During the event, Dr. Alaka Wali, Cultural...

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...

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...

Thank You!

It’s been a busy few days for us here at Peterson Garden Project. The Chicago Flower and Garden Show was a great success, and we enjoyed seeing all of you at our Victory Today exhibit. Thanks to Chicagoist, Shawna Coronado, and The Local Beet for the shout outs! We were also in attendance at...

Voice Your Victory b...

Over the past four years, I’ve talked a lot about WW2 Victory Gardens to many groups. Some people come to my lecture for nostalgic reasons, some to learn a bit of history. Many come to find out about the revival Victory Garden that launched The Peterson Garden Project. My lecture takes about...