Come Grow With Us!

What is The Peterson Garden Project? The Peterson Garden Project (PGP) is a federal 501c3 not-for-profit organization based in Chicago, Illinois. For more information: www.petersongarden.org Our mission: To recruit, educate and inspire a new generation of home and community gardeners who want...

Fourteen Food Friend...

The news you hear via mainstream media around the food system may be depressing but I can tell you, from the trenches, there are a lot of smart people doing amazing things to change our relationship with food. From supporting local farmers to showing us all how our little bit can help, from...

10 Days to Victory: ...

How do you teach an entire city how to grow their own food? That was the question I asked myself after I’d seen this photo at our local butcher, Muller Meats. The lady who took the photo lived in the same building as the butcher shop. She lived in the neighborhood her entire life. When...

Surprise, Surprise! ...

We opened registration on April 2 for our five new Pop-up Victory Gardens. Within 24 hours the “smallest” of our gardens was full. And there was a waiting list. And a clamoring demand for more plots. This caused some head scratching. I had always suspected that the closer we got...