Your are invited: WBEZ: “Eating with Understanding and Gratitude: Rethinking our Relationship to Food”

“Eating with Understanding and Gratitude: Rethinking our Relationship to Food” Poet and essayist Wendell Berry strongly believes “small-scale farming is essential to healthy local economies, and that strong local economies are essential to the survival of the species and the well-being of the planet.” So what can we as city people do to address the…

Composting. Please help us.

The single most conversational issue in the garden at Root-Riot Madison has been the Compost bins. If you have been to the Root-Riot Madison Garden you know that  big green tumbler is our well loved “bin”. While we have this entirely welcoming and engaging group of people contributing to composting by adding material, it seems like the…

Root-Riot: Madison Street: June 2011

Root-Riot Urban Garden Network Madison Street 2011 Growing Season is Growing, Growing, Growing June, 2011 Things have really taken off this year! For “Charter” members, they will remember that by this time last year most of us only had their plants in the ground for a few weeks and we were wondering if they were…

Beekeeping in Oak Park

Oak Parkers: Come to the aid of honeybees, and help your garden grow, too. For decades, Oak Park has had a ban on beekeeping–it’s considered a nuisance under village code. But that may change. Oak Park’s Village Board of Trustees will soon begin to consider amending the ordinance prohibiting beekeeping. As a gardener, you likely…

The Hosta Happening; A Heifer Foundation Event

The Hosta Happening Rich’s Foxwillow Pines 11618 McConnell Rd., Woodstock, IL 60098 815-338-7442 or coniflora@aol.com Saturday, June 11, 2011 9:00 am to 4:00 pm The Hosta Happening has hundreds of varieties of hostas for sale to benefit Heifer Foundation. All hostas one gallon or smaller are $5.00!  Heifer International (HI) is a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated…