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Native landscaping conference coming to Dominican Univ. May 17

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Chicago, Hot Topics | 0 comments

Get ready, all you native plant and garden enthusiasts, your dreams are coming true. The “Living Landscapes Native Garden Conference and Native Plant Sale” takes over Dominican University’s Lund Auditorium from 11...

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Of renewals, seed swaps and mapping urban gardens in Chicago

Posted by on Mar 28, 2015 in Chicago, Hot Topics | 0 comments

It’s been a while since my last blog post. OK, yes I know. A long while. But the hiatus is over. I look forward again to digging into the constantly germinating Chicago community gardening/urban farming/local...

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Loyola to host Urban Food Symposium

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in Chicago, Hot Topics | 0 comments

Food. It’s a topic that keeps expanding. And Loyola University Chicago will...

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When nothing grew, soil became prime suspect

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Hot Topics | 4 comments

Part 1 Installing a new raised bed always raises a gardener’s expectations and...

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Chicago’s South Shore gets a farmers market

Posted by on Jun 16, 2013 in Hot Topics | 0 comments

With the Chicago skyline as a backdrop and the lakeshore at its doorstep, the...

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Grow lights are essential for healthy seedlings

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Hot Topics | 1 comment

My daughter bounded up the basement stairs today and jokingly asked, “Hey, Mom, are you growing marijuana down here?” She had spotted my grow light and the tiny green sprouts popping out of the pots of dirt on the basement floor. “No,” I reassured her, “it’s the beginning of my vegetable garden.”

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