Join us in one of our Pop-up Victory Gardens to learn how to grow your own healthy, organic food. The gardens may come and go, but the knowledge you gain will last a lifetime.

Becoming a Member

People interested in gardening with Peterson Garden Project do not need any prior gardening experience. The mission of the project is to teach people how to grow their own food, so we’re looking to recruit ‘grewbies’—our own term for people new to growing food.

Membership in Peterson Garden Project is $85 and includes education, events, some supplies and a 4×8 garden plot in one of our organic Pop-up Victory Garden locations.

Gardener registration for 2016 open now!
Garden plots are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.

All gardeners, including returning gardeners, are required to attend a mandatory annual orientation/member meeting. If you do not attend the mandatory meeting, your membership fee will be refunded and your plot assigned to someone on the wait-list.

Hello!Howard Registration

Land On Lincoln Registration

NEIU Ground Registration

Vedgewater – Full

Global Garden – Full

*Important* You will receive a confirmation email once you register. The email will include links to sign up for a mandatory orientation/membership meeting. On the wait-list? Come to a meeting anyway, and be prepared should a plot open up for you! If you have any questions or do not receive your confirmation email, please email registration@petersongarden.org and we will help you.


2016 Gardener Orientation/Membership Meeting

Attendance at a Gardener Orientation/Membership Meeting is mandatory to garden with us in 2016. These sessions are private events and gardener registration will not be available at any of them. 

There are meetings on both weekdays and weekends, but they fill up fast, so sign up right away! Dates and sign-up links for 2016 orientation/membership meetings will be sent to you in a confirmation email once you successfully register. We highly encourage those who are on the wait-list to attend a meeting so it is an easy process to get you into a plot should one open up!

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Our Gardens
 

EDIBLE TREASURES (Workplace Garden)

At the Field Museum of Natural History

Location
SouthLoop – 2nd Ward

Partnership
Field Museum of Chicago, Seed Savers Exchange, Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, Kemora Landscape Design, Cook Economic Development Association, Jewel Catering


GLOBAL GARDEN

Lawrence/Sacramento

Location
Albany Park – 33rd Ward

Partnership
Alderman Deb Mell, North River Commission, Global Gardens Urban Refugee Training Farm

Grow2Give™
Produce will be given to Lincoln Square Friendship Center and First Slice

 

HELLO! HOWARD GARDEN
Howard/Ashland

Location
Rogers Park, 49th Ward

Partnership
Alderman Joe Moore, Rogers Park Business Alliance, Howard Street Service Area #19, Howard Area Community Center

Grow2Give™
Produce will be given to A Just Harvest

LAND ON LINCOLN
Lincoln/Sacramento

Location
Arcadia Terrace,40th Ward

Partnership
Alderman Patrick O’Connor

Grow2Give™
Produce will be given to Inspiration Cafe

NEIU GROUND
On the NEIU Campus

Location
North Park, 39th Ward

Partnership
Alderman Margaret Laurino, NEIU

Grow2Give™
Produce will be given to The Friendship Center


SWEDISH COVENANT HOSPITAL GARDEN  (Workplace Garden)

Carmen/California

Location
North Park, 40th Ward

Partnership
Alderman Patrick O’Connor, Swedish Covenant Hospital

Grow2Give™
Produce will be given to First Slice

 

VEDGEWATER
Broadway/Rosemont

Location
Edgewater, 48th ward

Partnership
Alderman Harry Osterman, Edgewater North Neighbors, Loyola Lakeshore Campus

Grow2Give™
Produce will be given to Care for Real

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