Thursday, April 15, 2010

ReBuilding Exchange Lumber turned bike polo barricade

Check out what Keith Evans and our friends at Chicago Bike Polo did with our reclaimed lumber! You can check out a bike polo game in Garfield Park at 2pm on Sundays and 6pm on Wednesdays. For info go to: or
Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse
Plant Sale

Saturday, May 15 & Sunday, May 16, 2010

Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse will sell more than 150 varieties of organically grown vegetable, herb and flower seedlings. The annual organic plant sale will take place Saturday, May 15, 10 am – 3 pm & Sunday, May 16, 10 am - 2 pm at 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave., just west of Milwaukee Ave. and south of Addison St. Plant prices range $2 & up. The Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse accepts payment for plants by cash only.

“Our large selection of organically grown tomato and pepper seedlings are always a draw, but you'll also find other interesting vegetables, flowers, and herbs,” said greenhouse manager Kirsten Akre. “This year we are asking our patron to help us and the environment by bringing their own tray or box for carrying plants”.

Are you interested in what we are growing? Please visit our blog at for a complete plant sale listing.

On Wednesday, May 19 from 5 – 7:30 pm, the Kilbourn Organic Greenhouse will host their Half-Price Sale and Gardening Basics: Free Question Answer session by the Master Gardeners of Cook County Chicago – University of Illinois Extension. Bring your gardening questions and select from limited quantities of organic seedlings.

Kilbourn Park, home to the Park District’s only organic-teaching greenhouse, offers workshops throughout the year. For questions regarding the organic plant sale, call Kilbourn Park Organic