What We’re Planting NOW

It’s the end of April and it’s finally warming up a little in Chicago. Now that the nighttime temperatures are steadily above 40F, it’s time to plant some cool-weather crops. These plants can handle temperatures that dip into the 40s, but really prefer 60 degrees or higher like the rest of us! If you’re one of our “Grewbies” (growing newbies) and you’ve taken one of our online garden planning classes OR done your homework for Grewbie 101 then you’ll recognize the diagram associated with this post. If you don’t know what we’re talking about, visit Gardeners.com and try out their amazing Kitchen...

Open House at the Ne...

Join us for treats and friendship on Friday, June 22, 4-7 p.m., at our new Learning Center, 4642 North Francisco, right at the Francisco stop on the CTA Brown Line. Meet some of the people who have helped make Peterson Garden Project happen and learn about our plans for teaching Chicagoans...

What I’m Plant...

  We’ve had so many new gardeners ask, “What should I plant?” If you’ve asked, then you know what we’ll say: 1)   Think of what you want to eat, and then 2)   Plan your garden using a tool like the one you can find HERE It’s good advice, and it’s what we do ourselves. So: we’re starting...

Plant Sale + Bake Sa...

May 11-13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily 4642 N. Francisco (at the Francisco Brown Line Stop) Wondering where to get rare, organic, heirloom tomato seedlings? Want to talk to master gardeners or certified Square Foot Gardening instructors before making a purchase? Then join us for our annual...

Advice For Our Grewb...

Your first year gardening can be exciting and a little intimidating. Our goal is to teach you the basics of food growing and be there for you as you get over the GREWBIE hump… THERE ARE NO DUMB QUESTIONS! And we’re looking forward to answering them all for you. Here’s a few tips and ideas to...