Monthly Archives: February 2011

Fernwood Symposium, Openlands Lakeshore Preserve and The Local Beet’s 2011 CSA list

February 27, 2011 Next week: An all-star lineup at a great gardening event…in Michigan! If you’re a gardening fan and you live in Chicago, you know what’s happening next Saturday. Yes, it’s Fernwood’s Spring¬†Garden Symposium at the Fernwood Botanical Gardens … Continue reading

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Voting in Chicago, caring for natives in McHenry, and delivering fresh food throughout Chicagoland

February 20, 2011 If you live in Chicago, please exercise your right to vote this Tuesday I was thinking about Chicago’s municipal election as I sat in City Hall last Monday, listening to witnesses testify in 49th Ward Alderman Joe … Continue reading

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A win for front yard veggies, two great conferences, and trying to get a win for clean air

February 13, 2011 Victory Garden!! Northbrook allows front yard veggies! You might remember last year’s late summer brouhaha involving a modest vegetable garden that a modest family in Northbrook just happened to put in the wrong place–their front yard. When … Continue reading

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