My new book!

I wanted to call this post “be careful what you wish for” but thought better of it. Although, looking back at the past five years, it all really did start with an innocent enough new years resolution to “teach ten people how to grow their own food.” Fast forward to today and I’ve had the

Grow2Give

This post first appeared on We Can Grow It. I’m proud to say that when Peterson Garden Project started in 2010, we were committed to growing food for others. Five seasons later, this program has really blossomed under the care of of dedicated leadership and volunteers. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ At this time of year, we often think of what

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Food Gardening Advice To Go

The Garden Minute provides basic food garden instruction that you can watch on your smart phone or on your computer.

In Chicago on March 15th?

If you are, come say HI at the Good Food Festival and Conference! Peterson Garden Project and Chicago Foodies will be hosting our third annual seed swap in the Commons area (just outside the entrance to the trade show). It is a lot of fun! Bring seeds to share if you have them – if

Mission Possible

The mission of Peterson Garden Project, a nonprofit I founded in 2010, is to teach everyone we meet how to grow their own food. We do that with Pop-up Victory Gardens (short-term gardens on borrowed land) where we teach people this essential skill. We also have a Learning Center where we teach dozens of classes

Fearless Food Gardening in Chicagoland

Peterson Garden Project has written a book that compiles the knowledge we've gained over the last four years teaching hundreds of people how to grow their own food. And we're ready to share it with anyone who wants to learn.

A Gardening Lesson From WW2: Keep It Simple Stupid

My father was in the Occupied Forces of Japan during WW2 and that experience influenced his life profoundly… he had a lot of wartime expressions peppering his conversations (and a few fun songs too, like this). He particularly liked mentioning the KISS Principal (keep it simple stupid) when I tended to complicate things. Of course,

The Accidental Food Patriot

I’ve been quiet for the past months, dear readers, because a sad, sad thing happened. My beloved father – who taught me how to garden, how to be a good person and never let me get off the phone without saying how much he loved me – died in April. He fell off a roof.

Peterson Garden Project 2013 Membership

As the Peterson Garden Project expands (people really want to learn how to grow their own food!) we’ve fine tuned our registration and membership process for 2013. Thanks for all your support and participation! This year is going to be awesome with your help… This post originally appeared on the We Can Grow It! blog.