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2012 Adopt the Public Way Garden Grant -  APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

2012 Adopt the Public Way  Garden Grant -  APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED Under the cover of today's snow are summer's plants, getting ready to send up their pale shoots. Gardeners like to think about such things and dream of spreading flowers and shrubs in every parkway, traffic circle and park. If this is you, the Rogers Park Garden Group (RPGG) wants to help. Grants of up to $500 for plant material, soil amendments, and mulch are available to anyone who is creating, restoring, or enhancing a garden located in the public way. The grants program is called, "Adopt the Public Way." Anyone is eligible, but the garden must be in Rogers Park, east of Ridge and north of Devon. Grants are also available for anyone running a youth program that wants to add gardening to the activities; and for the youth projects, the gardens don't have to be in the public way.
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Posted on January 23, 2012

Rogers Park harvests plan for open land that could become urban farm

Densely and diversely populated, could Rogers Park on the city’s North Side soon be the site of an urban farm? It’s an idea getting a serious push, and deservedly so. Capital to build on vacant lots is hard to come by, so why not use the land to grow produce and teach agricultural and business skills? Rogers Park could get a farm at 7501 N. Ashland, a two-acre site that 20 years ago was the home of Lerner Newspapers. Royal Bank of Canada is foreclosing on the land. The city invited developer proposals for the property a few years ago, but nobody responded. Get the entire Sun-Times article here>>
Posted on July 07, 2011

DIVIDE AND DONATE SPRING SALE - SUNDAY, JUNE 5

DIVIDE AND DONATE SPRING SALE - SUNDAY, JUNE 5 It's not too late to contribute to the success of this sale! Donations accepted until June 3 -- Location: 1434 W. Greenleaf Pots and tags available for you to prepare your donations. As you walk your garden this Spring and plan out the season, before throwing that invasive fern into the compost pile, pop it in a pot and donate it for the RPGG's Spring Sale, "Divide and Donate." So come out of the shed, you trowel digging garden enthusiasts and help the RPGG's plant sale with your extra plants! The garden you may be helping with your fern donation could be the parkway across the street from you! Plant donations will be accepted through June 3 at 1434 W. Greenleaf. Pots will be available at same location if needed. All plants can be left by the west side of the garage. When donating plants, please leave a description of the plant (name, color, whether it's a shade or sun plant, etc.) and your name. You can also email the information to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)or respond through the RPGG web site.
Posted on June 01, 2011

Green Your Home or Apartment—Monday the 18th

Hear from the experts about advanced steps to green your home, apartment or apartment building at our next Saving Green Together workshop, "Window to the Groups Who Make it Happen,'" Monday, April 18th, 6:30 p.m-8:30 p.m.., at the United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W. Morse (at Ashland), 2nd Floor. Free parking is available at the church parking lot on the southwest corner of Morse and Ashland. Some of the city's foremost experts on home energy efficiency and greening your home will be available to share their insight and experiences. You could spend hundreds of dollars obtaining the type of information that you'll get free Monday night.
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Posted on April 11, 2011

News from the Rogers Park Garden Group

News from the Rogers Park Garden Group The RPGG's mission is to promote gardening in the Rogers Park community (from Devon north to the city limits, Lake Michigan west to Ridge Avenue) through education and by assisting in the growth and development of green places. The RPGG meets monthly, usually the last Tuesday of the month at 7 pm from April through October (with special events in July and September). Please visit the Calendar for updates to our schedule.
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Posted on March 23, 2011

FIRST RPGG MEETING OF 2011 - FEBRUARY 22

FIRST RPGG MEETING OF 2011 - FEBRUARY 22 Spring Lies Beneath: What's Behind the Yearly Miracle Tuesday, February 22, 7pm Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon It may still be cold and snowy but it's never too early to think Spring, blooms, and share the joy of gardening. Join us for the first meeting of the season at Uncommon Ground where long-time Chicago Tribune gardening writer, master gardener, and Openlands Treekeeper Beth Botts will talk about all the good things happening in the frozen landscape, even during the depth of winter. Tours of the frozen "landscape" of the Uncommon Ground rooftop garden will also be available.
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Posted on February 09, 2011

MARKET DAZED Nov 7th

MARKET DAZED Nov 7th Last year this event marked the launch of the Glenwood Sunday Market's community outreach. This year we are celebrating a successful inaugural season, helping to fund a monthly winter market, and ensuring a great second season.
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Posted on November 02, 2010

LAST RPPG MEETING OF THE SEASON & HOUSE PLANT SALE TUES., OCT. 26 @ 7pm

LAST RPPG MEETING OF THE SEASON & HOUSE PLANT SALE  TUES., OCT. 26 @ 7pm Get a great deal on some house plants for $5 or less for Guzmanias (yellow, green, and purple), orchids, pothos, and we'll even toss in some free dried hydrangeas. We'll also hear about the 2010 Adopt the Public Way gardens and get ready to start the 2011 grants process. Finally, Rogers Park gardeners will share their gardening experiences from what went right to what didn't work quite so much, favorite plants, pesky critters, and more. Be sure to check in for the last meeting of the season and enjoy all things green and gardening before the snow flies. RPGG Meetings are free to members; $5 others. Membership is $10 per calendar year and entitles you to free admission to all RPGG programs and events for 2010. For more information on RPGG programs and events, visit us here.
Posted on October 22, 2010

LAST CALL FOR DONATIONS!  for the   GARDEN OF TREASURES SALE & FUNDRAISER   Sunday, Sept. 26

LAST CALL FOR DONATIONS!   for the   GARDEN OF TREASURES SALE & FUNDRAISER   Sunday, Sept. 26 t's almost time for the Garden of Treasures Sale and Fundraiser, once again to be held at Jarvis Square the last Sunday in September. But for the sale to be a success we need your donations. Just think, your gently used garden and garden-themed items and dividings from your garden will be turned into cash that the RPGG will then provide to Adopt the Public Way grant recipients in 2011 to green Rogers Park. That's quite a recycling program!
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Posted on September 08, 2010

LEARN ABOUT INDOOR GARDENING ON TUESDAY, AUG. 31

LEARN ABOUT INDOOR GARDENING ON TUESDAY, AUG. 31 Rogers Park Garden Group invites you to : Exploding the Myths of Indoor Gardening David Wachholz, Plant Parenting Inc. Tuesday, August 31, 7 pm Plant forum begins at 6:30 pm RP Presbyterian Church, 2nd floor Greenview & Greenleaf
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Posted on August 30, 2010

4TH ANNUAL GARDEN MEANDER - JULY 27

4TH ANNUAL GARDEN MEANDER - JULY 27 Meander Along Ridge Enjoy a summer evening stroll through multi-unit and single family gardens lovingly tended by dedicated gardeners, some experienced, some less so but no less enthusiastic, along the Rogers Park Ridge. The meander will conclude with a tour of the beautiful gardens and grounds of St. Scholastica Academy and Benedictine Sisters Monastery. Tuesday, July 27, 6-8:30 pm (Registration opens at 5:45 and closes promptly 6:45; reception follows at 7:30 pm) Start: St. Scholastica Parking lot, 7416 N. Ridge (@ Jarvis)
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Posted on July 16, 2010

SUNDAY JUNE 13 - SPRING PLANT SALE

SUNDAY JUNE 13 - SPRING PLANT SALE On your way home from the new Glenwood Sunday Market, stop by the RPGG Plant Sale and get great bargains on lots of terrific plants for your garden, parkway, neighborhood project, or community garden. We have several varieties of organic tomato plants, herbs, vegetables, specialty plants, shrubs, and trees. 10 am to 3 pm 1434 W. Greenleaf (in the back)
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Posted on June 08, 2010

Divide and Donate for the RPGG Spring Plant Sale

Divide and Donate for the RPGG Spring Plant Sale Help the RPGG and your community by donating your extra plants to the RPGG Spring Plant sale to raise money for the "Adopt the Public Way" grants program
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Posted on May 25, 2010

“Trash” to Treasure Free Swap - Spring 2010

“Trash” to Treasure Free Swap - Spring 2010 1615 W. Howard Street Drop-Off Only: Saturday, May 15 Noon-4pm “Free Shop”: Sunday, May 16 2pm-6pm (Preview Noon-2pm for ticket holders who donated on Saturday)
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Posted on April 29, 2010

The Rogers Park Garden Group April News

The Rogers Park Garden Group April News The RPGG's mission is to promote gardening in the Rogers Park community (from Devon north to the city limits, Lake Michigan west to Ridge Avenue) through education and by assisting in the growth and development of green places.
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Posted on April 16, 2010

Call for Gardening Grant Proposals – Adopt the Public Way - Deadline Feb 15th

Call for Gardening Grant Proposals – Adopt the Public Way - Deadline Feb 15th The Rogers Park Garden Group (RPGG) is delighted to make available a limited number of public gardening grants up to $1000 for the improvement of spaces in our neighborhood’s public way.
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Posted on January 15, 2010

Take an Agricultural Tour of RP

Take an Agricultural Tour of RP with Pam & Boomer in the her latest post, A Walk Through Bountiful. Celebrations of the autumn harvest abound from blueberry festivals in Michigan to apple picking and corn maze fun. Urban dwellers assume they have to leave the city for the agricultural experience. From rooftops to tucked away corners, Rogers Park is home to an ever increasing number of urban farms and farm activity – beyond obligatory backyard plots of tomatoes and herbs. read article
Posted on September 28, 2009

3rd Annual RPGG Garden of Treasures Sale & Fundraiser

3rd Annual RPGG Garden of Treasures Sale & Fundraiser 3rd Annual RPGG Garden of Treasures Sale & Fundraiser Sunday, September 27 10 am to 1 pm Jarvis Square (corner of Jarvis & Greenview)
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Posted on September 20, 2009

Transition Rogers Park

Transition Rogers Park Chicago held its first visioning session on June 20, 2009. The ideas generated through interactive, participatory exercises will seed working groups in the areas of community, food, reskilling, transportation and local commerce as "Rogers Parkers" work to build a community that is resilient to the challenges ahead, including climate change, peak oil and the economy. It's a start, and there's more to come. Visit http://www.transitionrogerspark.org to learn more.
Posted on September 17, 2009

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