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Fearless Food Gardening in Chicagoland

A first of its kind, Fearless Food Gardening in Chicagoland: A Month-By-Month Growing Guide for Beginners, is a how-to on urban gardening, written for beginning food growers, in backyards, on balconies, and in community gardens. It offers basic instructions and information, organized month-by-month, and tailored specifically to the Chicago growing region. Purchase on Amazon or from a local retailer.+MORE


Bloom Yoga Studio 

4663 N. Rockwell Ave, Chicago, IL 60625 www.bloomyogastudio.com 

Christy Webber Farm & Garden 

2900 W. Ferdinand St., Chicago, IL 60612 www.christywebber.com

Dill Pickle Food Co-op 

3039 W. Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 www.dillpickle.coop 

Field Museum Gift Shop

1400 S. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605 store.fieldmuseum.org 

Green Grocer

1402 W. Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60642 www.greengrocerchicago.com 

Heartland Cafe

7000 N. Glenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60626 www.heartlandcafe.com

Lake Street Supply

1810 W. Lake St, Chicago, IL 60612 lakestreetsupply.com

Matty K’s Hardware

4874 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625 www.mattyks.com 

Powell’s Bookstore

1218 S. Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607 www.powellschicago.com 

Provenance Food & Wine

2312 W. Leland Ave, Chicago, IL 60625 www.provenancefoodandwine.com

River Valley Farmer’s Table

1820 W. Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60625 www.rivervalleyfarmerstable.com 

Sprout Home

745 N. Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 www.sprouthome.com

Women & Children First Bookstore

5233 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640 www.womenandchildrenfirst.com

We Can Grow It

Our blog and Facebook page provide real-time gardening advice for novice food growers. You’ll also find harvest tips and recipes for what to do with your garden bounty and updates on PGP programs and initiatives.

The Garden Minute

The Garden Minute is a series of quick videos you can watch in the garden, on your phone, that offer advice for beginning food gardeners.

Start a Community Food Garden: The Essential Handbook (Timber Press)
Inspired by Peterson Garden Project? Think you might want to try something similar in your neck of the woods? Our founder, LaManda Joy, has written the playbook for community garden organizing and development and you might be surprised by what she has to say. You can order it here.

More learning opportunities

Check out our Garden Minute videos for quick, helpful tips

Buy our book: Fearless Food Gardening in Chicagoland

Visit our blog