In the Gardens First Volunteer Day!

In the Gardens First Volunteer Day!

This past Sunday, April 23, was In the Gardens’ first formal Volunteer Day, and a great day it was. We tackled a number of projects. Early this week we brought several cubic yards of compost to the property, and the first objective was to use it in the rebuilding of the keyhole garden. A keyhole garden is a permaculture design term. In making inwardly or outwardly curved areas, like a keyhole or its perimeter, one can make better use of one’s...

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In the Gardens Volunteer Day Celebrating Earth Day!

In the Gardens Volunteer Day  Celebrating Earth Day!

Volunteer Day  Celebrating Earth Day! Sunday, April 23, 2017 10:00 am – 3:00 pm In celebration of Earth Day 2017, which is Saturday, April 23, please come to the In the Gardens Earth Day Volunteer Day on Sunday, April 23. You will learn about gardens and growing food while you help us plant this season’s fruits, veggies, herbs and flowers. The In the Gardens garden is in Melrose Park, a near west suburb of Chicago. Some of the day’s tasks will...

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Spring and the Transformative Possibility of Horseradish

Spring and the Transformative Possibility of Horseradish

Spring brings many thoughts and feelings: sunshine, the yellow pop of daffodils, a day here and there that is warm enough to play outside. For me it evokes all of these, as well as the recognition that it is time to plant the garden. This year we got our cold-loving greens in the ground early: baby lettuces, spinach, kale and collards of several varieties, cress and arugula, and my personal favorite – sugar snap peas. We planted on March 19,...

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