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...

Seeds with Stories

The Peterson Garden Project mission is to recruit, educate and inspire a new generation of home and community gardeners who want to gain control of their food supply, grow their own produce organically  and make urban food gardening the norm—not the exception. (And have fun in the process!)...

Global Garden: Pop-u...

In all fairness, Global Garden is #1 because we’re alphabetizing them all… Vedgewater (more on that later) really get’s the honor of #1 since we’ve been working on it for over a year. But, that’s neither here nor there. Global Garden is an amazing collaboration...

Pop-up Victory Garde...

2012 is the 70th anniversary of the first year of WW2 and the first historic Victory Garden summer. Since The Peterson Garden Project had brought awareness to the story of Chicago’s role in the Victory Garden movement, at least in our little corner of the city, we thought it might be...