2019 Seedling Swap & Sale – May 18th – 11AM – 2PM -3724 W Belmont


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.

2019 Season Kick-Off at Mindful Living Garden – April 28, 2019 – 11AM-2PM – 3323 N Drake

Avondale gardeners

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.

2019 Spring Seed Swap – March 3rd, 2019 – 4:30PM, Metropolitan Brewing

Today's not the day for-moderation-

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.

AGA Harvest Social – September 23rd – 3-6PM – Metropolitan Brewing



You’ve been working in your garden all summer! Now’s the time to share the fruits of your labor! Bring picked goods, samples of homemade breads, soups, salsas, and more. Meet your neighbors and see what they’ve cultivated.

While bringing goods is encouraged, it is NOT required! Metropolitan has a great beer selection and welcomes outside non alcoholic beverages and food. Come enjoy the view and meet your neighbors.

This event is FREE of charge. (But please tip your bartenders) 😉

Avondale Gardening and Agriculture Fair – August 19th – 12 – 5PM


Avondale is full of raised beds, tomato cages, bee boxes, chicken coops, and native flower gardens. Our homes are filled with skilled makers and creative doers. This is your opportunity to meet the people behind the fences, check out the yards you’ve always admired, and pick the brains of neighbors.

Join the Avondale Gardening Alliance for the Avondale Gardening and Agricultural Fair.

A map of the event will be available at www.AvondaleGardeners.org, on the Avondale Gardening Alliance Facebook group, and in person at Dmen Tap, Belmont Feed & Seed, and Reed’s Local.

The day will end with a celebration at Metropolitan Brewing at 5PM where you can win prizes like a 7 foot tall ficus benjimina from Plant Shop Chicago, $75 in gift cards from Kuma’s Corner, or  terrarium classes from Farmers Market Garden Center worth $90!





BYOB Social & Seed Bomb Workshop – April 8th, 4-7PM, Pollen Floral Design

A boozy social event where neighbors can get together and talk shop as we near the last frost!

Bring your own beverages and/or snacks and roll your sleeves up to participate in a free workshop. Native wildflowers attract pollinators and beautify the landscape. Get your guerrilla gardening on and make some native wildflower seed bombs!

*Pollen is a private business and not child-proofed. We ask that you keep the young ones at home for this event.

This event is no-cost and all seed bomb supplies will be provided. If you have native wildflowers lying around, feel free to bring them and we can roll them in with the rest!