WHAT: RPGG SPRING PLANT SALE
WHEN: Sunday, May 19, 9 am -
2 pm -- Note earlier closing time due to permit restrictions
WHERE: Glenwood between Morse & Lunt
VOLUNTEER: Want to help make the sale happen? People are needed to help price plants, transport plants to the sale site, and help sell and breakdown the sale site. Contact Karen if you can help!
SHOP: This year the RPGG is partnering with the Glenwood Sunday Market and the Rogers Park Business Alliance by locating the spring plant sale outside the Sunday market. The sale will feature nursery grown bedding annuals, 8 different types of heirloom tomatoes, assorted herbs, and vegetable plants.
Gorgeous combination hanging baskets in numerous colors and variety in 10 to 14 inch sizes, unusual shade perennials, specialty hosta, ferns, and more will all be on sale. Double your bloom benefits! Purchase beautiful specially selected plants for Rogers Park and give back to your community. All proceeds benefit the Adopt-the-Public-Way grants program.
The Glenwood Sunday Market. May 5, May 19, 9 am - 2 pm. Glenwood between Morse and Lunt. Enjoy the best local farmers and artisans have to offer at the indoor market from cheese, bakery, and chocolate to spring vegetables, sausage, and much more.
Garden Tours, Classes, Events and More
Chicago Sustainable Backyards Program - Install Rain Barrels, Plant Trees, Start Composting: Green Your Yard, Green Your Wallet. The city of Chicago is offering rebates of up to 50%, detailed instructions on how to get greening, and more. Check it out here. Got a rain barrel and want to install it before the next downpour, handy instructions can be found here.
Seedling Sales, Saturdays, April 20-June 2. 10 am - 2 pm, The Howard Street Farm, 3701 Howard St., Skokie. Bok choy, basil, peppers, parsley, tomatoes, thyme, kale, cabbage, and more. For more invitation, check out it out at the Talking Farm.
Registration Open for 20th Annual Artists of the Wall Festival, June 15-16. Downloadable registration form available here.
The Dearborn Garden Walk Seeking Volunteers. Volunteer for a 2 1/2 hr shift on Sunday, July 21 serving as a garden greeter in exchange for free admission to the walk. For more information click here for a downloadable brochure.
Northtown Garden Society, "Creating a Sustainable Backyard," Thursday, May 2, 6:30 pm, Northtown Library, 6435 N. California. Sarita Upadhyay, Water Program Coordinator, Chicago Sustainable Backyards Program, will give a workshop on Chicago environmental issues, a rebate program, and best practices for your backyard. Learn how to be part of the solution to Chicago environmental problems while increasing your property value and making your yard a nicer and greener place.
Spring Thing 13, Friday May 10, 6 - 10 pm, Greenleaf Art Center, 1806 W. Greenleaf. Visit the Spring Group Exhibition and Open Studios Event. 80 artists. All new work. Art, snacks & shopping all in one creative place.
Northtown Garden Society Plant Sale, Saturday, May 11, 9 am - 2 pm, Warren Park Field House. Perennials, seedlings, tomato plants, and more. For more information, visit their website here.
Green Festival, May 18-19, Navy Pier. Celebrate living green at this festival promoting sustainability. Enjoy yoga, live music, speakers, 270 green businesses, fair trade products, cooking demos, Green Kids Zone, and green product samples. Volunteer if you are able. Bring 3 cans of food for a donation to the Greater Food Depository and complimentary admission. More information here.
Get the latest on garden meetings, workshops, events, farmer's markets, and more for May and beyond around the city here.
"What's New for Spring 2013" and
Jeff Gibson, Ball Horticulture Landscape Manager, presents 2013 garden stars for ornamental and food gardens. Also, the RPGG recognizes and awards grant funds to this year's Adopt gardens.
Renew Your RPGG Dues or Join Now
RPGG meetings are free to members; $5 all others. Anyone can attend an RPGG meeting at any time.
Volunteer Days at Metra Community Garden
One of our community’s most spectacular public gardens, the Rogers Park Metra Community Garden needs your support.
What to bring? Gloves, rakes, or hand tools are appreciated but not required. Some tools will be provided by RPGG. For more information, contact the RPGG volunteer day coordinator here.
Future Volunteer Days are planned for later in the season to weed and replant as necessary: