Grow Your Own!

Saturday, March 16

Grab your gardening gloves and hat and bring your questions, your curiosity, and your family to Grow Your Own! A variety of local experts will demonstrate what you need to know to live more sustainably and use your limited space and resources to grow your own food and reduce your impact.

Tickets available now!


Grow Your Own! Schedule:

© Grant Kessler

11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Foraging Wild Edible Plants—Room D/E

Nance Klehm, Social Ecologies
Vicki Nowicki, The Land Office,
Iliana Regan, Elizabeth Restaurant, moderator


12:30-1:45 pm
Climate Change and Your Backyard—Room G

Susan Ask,
Edith Makra, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus
Claire Woolley, Add a Tree, moderator


2:00-3:15 pm
Season Extension for Chicago Gardens—Room F

Seneca Kern, WeFarm (invited)
Chris Prochot, Windy City Harvest (invited)
Jeannie Nolan, moderator


3:30-4:45 pm
How to Grow a Community Garden—Room G
LaManda Joy, Peterson Garden Project
Angela Mason, Chicago Botanic Garden (invited)
Julie Samuels, Openlands GardenKeepers Program
Mike Nowak, WCPT, moderator (invited)