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February 2019

Seed Starting Fundamentals

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Senior Center @ Broadway Armory Park, 5917 North Broadway Street, 1st Floor
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
$25.00

Eager to get a jump start on the growing season? In this class we will discuss how seeds sprout, and how you can re-create the right germination conditions indoors or in your outdoor garden plot. We will talk about seed-starting dates, sanitation, best seed-starting mixes, navigating the information on a seed packet and why wind or a fan is important for young plants! For the hands-on portion we will: -demonstrate the correct level of soil moisture, watering methods and planting…

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March 2019

Morning Volunteer Shift – Seed Swap

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm CST
2nd Floor Ballroom, 5917 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
Free

This is for the set-up shift for the annual seed swap. Duties will include (but not be limited to): -setting up tables and chairs -setting out seeds and signs -setting up merch table -guiding visitors to the seed swap (from the Armory lobby) and in the upstairs hallway -restocking seeds and other supplies during the swap as needed 

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10th Annual Seed Swap!

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm CST
2nd Floor Ballroom, 5917 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
Free

Whether you saved seeds from plants grown in your garden, have leftover new or used seed packets, or are looking for seeds, the 10th Annual Seed Swap in the place to be! You never know what you will find – gardeners are generous people, after all. Reconnect with old friends and meet new ones as we all get excited about growing together in 2019! Join us for: Homemade Seed Starter Soil Mix Demo - 11:30amWorm Compost Demo - noonSeed Starting…

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Afternoon Volunteer Shift – Seed Swap

March 3 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm CST
2nd Floor Ballroom, 5917 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
Free

This is for the tear-down shift for the annual seed swap. Duties will include (but not be limited to): -taking down tables and chairs -collecting seeds and signs, repacking as needed -putting away items from merch table -sweeping floors  -greeting visitors during the swap, helping them find what they need 

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2019 Membership Meeting/New Gardener Orientation

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - April 17 @ 7:00 pm CDT

After submitting your 2019 gardener registration, you must attend one membership meeting/gardener orientation to complete your registration. Your registration is not considered complete until you have attended one of these meetings/orientations and signed/returned the documents presented. This must be done every year - even if you've attended one in the past.  You may attend a garden-specific orientation to meet your fellow gardeners, or an all-gardens orientation to meet everyone gardening with Peterson Garden Project. Click on one of the dates/times below to…

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April 2019

Online Garden Planning Demo

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Free

Join us for this online class designed for new gardeners growing with Peterson Garden Project. Our founder, LaManda Joy, will guide you through: A quick overview of gardening with Peterson Garden Project What to expect from your first year of food gardening Planning your garden using the kitchen garden planner from Gardener’s Supply This class will be via Facebook Live. Please tune in to https://www.facebook.com/pg/PetersonGardenProject/ at 7pm. LaManda Joy is an award-winning gardener, author and the founder of Peterson Garden…

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April Garden Work Day

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Join us in the gardens to help them look beautiful after a long winter! All are welcome - bring your neighbors, friends, and family as many hands make light work! Please wear weather-appropriate clothing, sun protection, and bring water to drink. Work gloves and tools will be provided. Typical April tasks include: picking up trash, connecting water hoses and troughs, sorting through watering cans, organizing the communication station, and sweeping or spreading wood chips. Choose a garden below to sign…

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May 2019

May Garden Work Day

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Join us in the gardens to help them look beautiful after a long winter! All are welcome - bring your neighbors, friends, and family as many hands make light work! Please wear weather-appropriate clothing, sun protection, and bring water to drink. Work gloves and tools will be provided. Typical May tasks include: picking up trash, weeding common areas, mowing or weed whacking, organizing the communication station, and sweeping or spreading wood chips. Choose a garden below to sign up! HelloHoward …

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June 2019

June Garden Work Day

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Join us in the gardens to help them look beautiful after a long winter! All are welcome - bring your neighbors, friends, and family as many hands make light work! Please wear weather-appropriate clothing, sun protection, and bring water to drink. Work gloves and tools will be provided. Typical June tasks include: picking up trash, weeding common areas, mowing or weed whacking, organizing the communication station, and sweeping or spreading wood chips. Choose a garden below to sign up! HelloHoward …

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