As urban agriculture programs expand in Chicago and other cities, a new project aims to unearth data on one of the biggest potential obstacles to city-based farming efforts: soil contamination.
The First Nations Garden in Albany Park was created by the American Indian Center and the Chi-Nations Youth Council in partnership with the city of Chicago. “It’s become a beacon for native people,” said 17-year-old Adrien Pochel.
Jeanne Nolan shows us how to harvest red onions, garlic, scallions and edible weeds from our organic garden at WTTW.
It is possible to keep your garden alive when the weather shifts from extreme rain to extreme heat? The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Eliza Fournier has some tips for combatting common problems.
Near-record rainfall has left many farms and gardens underwater, but some area gardens – including our WTTW organic garden – appear to be thriving. Organic gardener Jeanne Nolan explains why.
Unseasonably cold weather in Chicago has delayed the start of spring – at least in terms of planting, says organic gardener Jeanne Nolan. Here are some tips for your spring crops.
Organic gardener Jeanne Nolan explains how to manage the arrival of cooler fall weather while still enjoying a bounty of vegetables.
Cooler weather can present challenges to local gardeners. How to make the most of the season.
An urban farming program that started barely two years ago with 7 acres of land near a former steel mill celebrated a milestone Wednesday.
Two certified organic gardens on opposite sides of the city provide benefits to the environment and nearby communities.
Jeanne Nolan and Phil Ponce head into the garden to talk about “succession planting” and how it can maximize production.