Signup to receive email updates




or follow our RSS feed

follow our RSS feed

Blog Banner

Chicago Urban Gardening

The day to day experiences of a University of Illinois Extension Urban Horticulture Educator in Chicago, Illinois

American Community Gardening Association Conference

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The 27 th Annual American Community Gardening Association Conference at the University of California in Los Angeles on August 10-13 brings together hundreds of individuals from across the United States, Canada, and abroad, who are engaged in all aspects of gardening and greening. The conferenc...

Read More >

DSC00824

National Children and Youth Garden Symposium

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The 2006 American Horticultural Society's National Children and Youth Garden Symposium will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, July 27-29, 2006. The theme for the 14 th annual symposium is "Cultivating a Sense of Place: A Youth Gardening Adventure. The Missouri Botanical Garden is the host for the symposium. Headquarters for the symposium will be the c...

Read More >

Urban Gardeners in Chicago

Posted by Ron Wolford -

For 23 years I have been involved in Urban Gardening in Chicago. Of all the great people I have worked with over the years Gerald and Lorene Earles of Chicago's South Lawndale neighborhood best represent what the urban gardening movement is all about. I helped them start the Slumbusters Community G...

Read More >

Soil and Compost Sources

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Cubic Yard Needs Calculation: Measure Length x Width x Height (in feet) divided by 27 = amount of cubic yards needed. All prices are per cubic yard. NOTE: You must keep all measurements the same e.g. in feet (inches must be converted into fractions of a foot). The Resource Center Provides compost, manure, top soil, mixed soil, bricks...

Read More >

Free Compost and Wood Chips

Posted by Ron Wolford -

I received an email today from Jamie Zaplatosch, Education Projects Coordinator for Openlands with some great news for Chicago greening advocates. Land and Lakes is a company specializing in environmental and construction services and is offering free compost and wood chips for school and community greening pro...

Read More >