Memories of Victory

When I’m on the speaking circuit and talking about Peterson Garden Project and Chicago Victory Gardens, there is always someone who says they remember their parent’s WW2 Victory Garden. I love hearing of memories that have lasted so long and are usually quite powerful and touching. I always ask if photos exist and, sadly, they rarely do.

Food Gardening Education

For the past five years I have been working diligently to provide as much food gardening education as possible, to as many people as possible. Besides this blog, which was inspired by my home garden, The Yarden, I founded Peterson Garden Project which has become a resource for thousands learning to grow their own food

New Home Cooking School

As Peterson Garden Project enters its 5th year of teaching people how to grow their own food, we’re excited to announce we’re now going to teach people how to grow their own food as well… please spread the word and pledge to make this exciting program a reality! PLEDGE HERE

Telling Garden Secrets

Looking forward to talking at Macy’s on March 26 at noon! Swing by and say hi! Our new book, Fearless Food Gardening in Chicagoland will be available (I’ll be signing them, too!)