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Gardening

Welcome to our Gardening group!

This is a great resource for information, tips, planting guides,  posts, cutting to share or to request help in your garden.  Join our group and you can create a photo gallery, upload a video or post your comments.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Stop by The Sugar Beet Co-op for a complimentary cup of coffee

  • this Saturday, Aug 17th, 9 to 11am 
  • 812 W. Madison, Oak Park
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 1:05pm

It's time for the Sugar Beet Co-op's 3rd Annual Edible Garden Tour!
Join us tomorrow for a day of fun and learning for the whole family.

Explore the Sugar Beet Co-op Edible Garden Tour in  Oak Park on July 26th from 10am-3pm.  Participants will tour beautiful private edible gardens at the peak of the growing season.  Come and learn about urban agriculture and get inspired to grow your own food!   Bicycling from garden to garden is encouraged.

The tour starts...

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 2:54pm

The snow has finally melted, and I am looking forward to the Farmers Market starting next month.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:22am

I can't wait for all of the snow to melt and for the earth to warm up. With all of the water, this should be a great growing season, especially for the large trees.

Veronica Smith
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 11:56am

It's finally warming up enough to get outside and dig in the dirt. I use this list annually as a reminder of spring garden tasks. http://eartheasy.com/grow_garden_early_spring.html

Michelle Moragne
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 11:59am

Looking forward to some gardening tips, especially regarding growing your own food in Oak Park. I have planted an extensive vegetable garden for the last 5 years, and the crop is diminishing annually, especially the tomatoes. Any ideas as to what could be going on? I have also purchased a "bee house" and unfortunately no bees have come home to live:(

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 1:07pm

I am so happy to see all of the posts for gardening.  I have a serious "green thumb" and have waiting for the weather to warm up so I can get outside.  I just joined the gardening group, and am looking to participate in active discussions, share cuttings, mingle at the Farmers Market,...

Veronica Smith
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 11:59am

I am so excited to join this group as I am a total green thumb.  I just recently started gardening, but am so willing to share the knowledge I do have, and hope to learn so much more.  If anyone is inetrested in "the shared experience" meaning labor, tools, equipment, crop yields, I would be so interested. 

I look forward to sharing with all of you!

Veronica Smith
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 11:56am