Come tour Avondale gardens and learn about all things urban agriculture and sustainability. Whether you’re an apartment dweller, a homeowner, or a small business, we’ve got something for you!
Make your own non-toxic cleaning supplies; plan a hosta-free shade garden; attract birds and pollinators to your yard; learn homebrewing and growing; resurrect your houseplants; bake bread; grow a medicinal herb garden; raise mushrooms; learn beekeeping and much more!
It’s all happening Sunday, August 25th, from 12pm to 5pm in a walkable area of East Avondale. Meet your neighbors and join our support network for new and experienced “farmers” and makers.
A map of the sites along with information about what you will find at each location will be available a couple of days before the event. You will be able to get a copy of the map from this event page, from Avondale Coffee Club, or from Concordia Place. We will announce when they are ready!
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See ya soon!
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(If you’re interested in volunteering, please reach out! The Avondale Gardening Alliance is completely volunteer run and all time and funding is donated! We can always use more hands on deck.)
Wednesday, August 7th, 5:30PM at 1354 w Wabansia Ave
Cards $4 each/3 for $10
Wednesdays in the summertime local celebrity callers to lead 2 hour bingo games while contestants compete for a fresh harvest of prizes. All proceeds from this event benefit Chicago community gardens through NeighborSpace.
August 7th, proceeds benefit the AGA! Donations help pay for things like:
Printing materials for events
Maintenance costs of Mindful Living Garden
Seed starting material
The AGA is completely volunteer run and all donations go directly back to benefiting the community.
Meet at Concordia place for coffee and snacks before breaking into groups to clean the neighborhood!
11AM – 2PM
FREE | 21+
Locally grown plants will be available for a small donation or for trade. Veggies, natives, showy annuals and perennials, expect them all!
If you’re interested in participating in the swap, all you need to do is bring your seedlings and do a bit of bartering. Otherwise, please plan to bring cash for donations. Avondale Gardening Alliance is a non-profit group focusing on connecting and educating gardeners of all skill levels. We have free events and are 100% volunteer run. Proceeds from the plant sale will go toward the AGA’s second annual gardening and agriculture fair this August!
**Sleeping Village is dog and small child friendly and allows outside food.
Interested in starting a garden at home or want to get more involved in the Mindful Living Community Garden? Want to meet and mingle with local gardeners? Join the AGA for a season kick-off celebration at the Mindful Living Garden.
Snacks and drinks will be available and potluck goodies are always welcome. We’ll be covering basic garden topics like: trellising, mulching, planting seeds and seedlings, and composting.
Bring your own gloves if you’re interested in handling some dirt! If we get some early season donations, we’ll be planting the first seedlings of the season.
A free seed swap, open to all! Bring store bought or self-saved seeds to trade or give away. If you’re interested in simply socializing, that’s alright, too! There will be a demo for how to start plants from seeds as well as seed starting materials available for a small donation.
-Ornamental and edible plants welcome.
-Bring clearly labeled seeds in envelopes or baggies.
-Try to only trade viable seeds. Feel free to bring seeds that are older(seeds are usually viable for 2-4 years) or that you’re not sure about and leave them on the “free to take” pile.
-Hybrid harvested seeds will not grow to type.
Meet in the back room of DMen Tap at 3PM to pore over seed catalogs and plan out next year’s garden.
Discuss seeds and get feedback from neighbors about what’s worked or not worked in the past. This is a great opportunity for brand new gardeners to learn about the many varieties of plants available to our area!
DMen is kid friendly and has food and drinks available.