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Windy City Beekeepers

Windy City Beekeepers Barbara Ryan is a member of the Windy City Beekeepers. WCB has beekeepers who are looking for a place to put their hives. They have all the equipment and knowledge necessary to install a hive on public (community gardens) or private (back yard or roof top) places, and are looking for possible sites. If anyone is interested in hosting a hive in exchange for some honey, contact Barbara at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
Posted on February 02, 2012

Glenwood Sunday Market Moves Indoors

Glenwood Sunday Market Moves Indoors Mark your calendars for a wonderful series of Holiday Markets to be hosted by the Glenwood Sunday Market at The Glenwood Bar. November 13 and 20 will be devoted to Thanksgiving preparations with your favorite farmers and food artisans. December 10 and 11 will be a special Winter Holiday Farmers and Craft Event with all kinds of items both food and gifts! More details to come or feel free to contact Market Director Sheree Moratto at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 773-508-5885, ext 13.
Posted on November 10, 2011

It’s Time to Close :(  Thanks for a Great Second Outdoor Season!

It’s Time to Close :(   Thanks for a Great  Second Outdoor Season! It's been a wonderful second outdoor season of the Glenwood Sunday Market thanks to you, their farmers and food artisans. First, of course, a huge thank you to all of the farmers and food artisans who make such a sincere commitment to their farms, food and the Market. GSM can never thank all of them enough for their important work in bringing the best in local, sustainable and - whenever possible - organic foods directly to the customers from their local food shed.
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Posted on October 14, 2011

Fresh for less at neighborhood grocers by Mara Grbenick

If you are one of the many people who struggle to eat enough fresh fruits and vegetables, look no further. Three local groceries offer an impressive rainbow of produce at low prices, and provide other perks like organic or unusual ingredients.
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Posted on August 09, 2011

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

Glenwood Sunday Market - This Weekend!

Glenwood Sunday Market - This Weekend! The last Winter Market of the season gave us a taste of what is to come this summer! Freshly picked asparagus from Hardin Family Farms in Michigan, watercress from Oriana's Orchard, eggs from the best fed chickens in Illinois from Midnight Sun (Nick says he is going to start feeding the chickens flax seed), and amazing mushrooms from River Valley. And that is just a sampling of what was available. For vegatable gardeners, there were beautiful starter heirloom tomato and herb plants, fertile compost and more. And let's not forget about the TREATs from Katherine Anne Confections and amazing baked goods from Bennisons Bakery among others.
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Posted on May 31, 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

Transition Rogers Park Transforming Community - Upcoming Events

Transition Rogers Park Transforming Community - Upcoming Events The mission of Transition Rogers Park is to confront climate change, peak oil and today’s economy by bringing together the head, heart and hands of our friends and neighbors in Rogers Park and, through a broad and inclusive, community building process, create local self-reliance in our food; energy; transportation; health care; commerce; education; communication; and the arts.
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Posted on January 29, 2011

Glenwood Sunday Winter Market Winter Market - This Sunday, January 9th

Glenwood Sunday Winter Market Winter Market - This Sunday, January 9th Come in out of the cold this Sunday to the warmth and friendliness of the Glenwood Sunday Winter Market!
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Posted on January 07, 2011

Glenwood Sunday Winter Market Winter Market

Glenwood Sunday Winter Market Winter Market The weather outside isn't frightful (yet), but the new Glenwood Sunday Winter Market will be delightful! Glenwood Sunday Winter Market opened Sunday, November 14, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6956-58 N. Glenwood, right next to The Glenwood Bar. Just in time to stock up for Thanksgiving!! Glenwood Sunday Winter Market is a foodie market specializing in locally grown (and organically grown when possible) produce and foods. The market will continue to accept Master Card and Visa and is extending their Market for All matching fund program for Link/SNAP guests. Follow the Glenwood Sunday Market on For more information visit http://www.glenwoodsundaymarket.com
Posted on November 11, 2010

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

Final 2010 Glenwood Sunday Market and Hog Wild BBQ

Final 2010 Glenwood Sunday Market and Hog Wild BBQ Join us on the last day of the 2010 Glenwood Sunday Market for a pig roast and BBQ. Come enjoy live music, food, drinks and fun! Food will be provided by Duke's Bar Morseland Act One Cafe Bar-B-Que Bob's Heartland Cafe Unforgettable Chocolates and more
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Posted on October 04, 2010

Eat, Drink & Buy Local

Eat, Drink & Buy Local Local First Chicago in cooperation with the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce and the Rogers Park Business Alliance invite you to Eat, Drink & Buy Local. Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Location: Uncommon Ground 1401 W. Devon Avenue
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Posted on September 20, 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

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

Glenwoood Sunday Market to open This Sunday!

Glenwoood Sunday Market to open This Sunday! The Glenwood Sunday Market will open for the season June 6th! How exciting is it that Rogers Park's new farmers' market will be among the greenest markets in the City of Chicago?
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Posted on June 01, 2010

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