Oct
21
Sat
All Gardens Work Day @ Peterson Garden Project Community Gardens
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for the final work day in the garden to get everything ready for winter. All are welcome, and you’ll get a voucher from Chipotle for a free burrito, tacos or salad.

Click below on your preferred garden to sign up:
Global Garden
Hello!Howard
Land on Lincoln
NEIU Ground
Vedgewater
Swedish Covenant

 

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Tasks include:

  • trash pick up and weeding in common areas
  • organizing communication station and storage areas
  • updating the communication station
  • spreading wood chips in common areas
  • cleaning tools and watering cans

What to bring:

  • Garden or construction gloves (we will have extras handy)
  • Water to drink
  • Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty

 

 

This event is part of 30 Days of Doing, our fall event series from October 15 to November 15 featuring garden and cooking classes, volunteer opportunities, community engagement, and more to support our mission to teach everyone how to grow and cook their own food! View the full list of events.

Oct
22
Sun
Winter Herb Care for Your Garden @ Community Cooking School, 2nd Floor inside Broadway Armory Park
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

In this class, we’ll show you how to grow herbs indoors, successfully transplant outdoor herbs to pots indoors, and overwinter tender perennial herbs indoors and out. We will cover: rosemary, chives, tarragon, sorrel, summer savory, thyme, mint, dill, sage, oregano, lavender, cilantro, basil, and parsley. Each participants will go home with one seedling to grow indoors.

This event is part of 30 Days of Doing, our fall event series from October 15 to November 15 featuring garden and cooking classes, volunteer opportunities, community engagement, and more to support our mission to teach everyone how to grow and cook their own food! View the full list of events.

Glorious Garlic @ Global Garden
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a demonstration on how to plant garlic and keep vampires out of your garden. We’ll discuss how to prevent frost heaving, nutrient and drainage requirements, the biology of growing great garlic, and choosing the best garlic variety for your recipe. We will have a garlic tasting so you can be sure to know you’ll enjoy what you’re planting. Attendees will each take away a bulb of organic garlic to plant in their own garden. Class fee includes 1 bulb of seed garlic from local farm Willow Garlic Growers and breath mints.

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Nov
6
Mon
Grow2Give Garden Gleaning @ Peterson Garden Project Community Gardens
Nov 6 – Nov 12 all-day

Join us for the annual end-of-season garden gleaning! While we dedicate anywhere from 5-25% of the plots in the gardens to growing food exclusively for our neighborhood pantries, at the end of the season we harvest excess produce from our member’s plots, just in time for Thanksgiving!

If you have still-producing crops such as herbs, kale, and carrots and would rather donate your last harvest to neighbors in need, leave everything in your PGP garden plot and we’ll harvest in the week after the gardens close. In years past, this has added up to a few hundred pounds of food!

Interested in helping out? We welcome help from volunteers of all skill levels to harvest, wash, weigh, package/label and deliver food. Choose a garden/time below!

Vedgewater, 6300 N. Broadway St.: Saturday, 11/11 9am-noon
Partner: Care for Real

Swedish Covenant, 5056 N. California Ave.:
Partner: Common Pantry

Edible Treasures, West Terrace at The Field Museum: Wednesday, 11/8 noon-1:30pm
Partner: Common Pantry

Global Garden, 2954 W. Lawrence Ave.: Saturday, 11/11 11am-1pm
Partners: Lincoln Square Friendship Center and First Slice

HelloHoward, 7519 N. Ashland Ave.:
Partner: Howard Area Community Center

Land on Lincoln, 5900 N. Lincoln Ave.: Saturday, 11/11 10am-noon
Partner: Inspiration Kitchen

NEIU Ground, 5250 N. St. Louis Ave.: Wednesday, 11/8 10-11 a.m; Saturday, 11/11 10-11 a.m
Partner: North Park Friendship Center

We’re thrilled to offer gleaning kits for all volunteers helping with harvesting this year. These kits were generously assembled and donated by Humana, and contain all of the items needed for harvesting and packaging produce for our partners. Each contains produce bags, labels, rubber bands, work gloves, markers, water, and snips!

Can’t make a gleaning date? Please consider a tax-deductible gift to Grow2Give HERE.