2021 Avondale Gardening and Agriculture Fair – August 29th – 12-5PM – 3300 N Whipple/Various Locations

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!

Things like: Make your own non-toxic natural dyes; plan a drip irrigation system; attract birds and pollinators to your yard; learn homebrewing and growing; resurrect your houseplants; make seed bombs; harvest and process medicinal herbs; discover the benefits of fermenting foods; learn beekeeping and much more!

It’s all happening Sunday, August 29th, 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.

Get a virtual map from this event page starting Friday, August 27th or grab a paper map from Concordia Place at 3300 N. Whipple starting at noon on the 29th.

RSVP on the Facebook Event: RSVP HERE FOR UPDATES
See ya soon! #AGAF21  #AvondaleGardeningAlliance  #AvondaleGardeners

*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. AvondaleGardeners@gmail.com

Let’s get engaged!

You want TikTok? We got TikTok. You want Insta? We got Insta. We got FB; we’ve got a website that’s updated often; we’ve got an actual garden; we’ve got IRL (workshops, workdays, social social-distanced meet ups). Oh, snap… we’ve even got Slack. Join us. Watch us. Engage. Join us. avondalegardeners

The pandemic presented challenges in 2020!  However, AGA has remained active throughout, hosting virtual events/lectures/zooms; some with socially distanced COVID-smart protocol in-person components. Most of our outreach and event planning has been posted on our Facebook Group. Recapping the year that was:

Gardening 101: Let’s Talk Basics 4/23

Let’s Talk Backyard Chickens! 4/30

Soil! The Most Important Part 5/7

How to Care For Your New Seedlings 5/14

Gardening 101: I Got Plants In Dirt. Now What? 5/21

Let’s Talk Rain Gardens! 5/28

Pests and Disease 6/4

Urban Pollinators: Call for Citizen Scientists! 6/6

Shade Garden Workshop 6/11

Pollinators! 6/18

Weeeeeds- How To Identify And Conquer Them 6/25

Fertilizer! When? How? What? 7/2

Beneficial Weeds- The Girl Scout Badge You Need 7/16

Become A Seed Saver! 7/23

AGA: Scheming for the Future 8/6

End of Season Gardening 9/17

AGA Planning Meeting 10/8

Let’s Talk Food Preservation! 10/22

Houseplant Bingo 12/20 (reoccurring)

Houseplant Repotting 101, by Rooted

Winter sowing with Betty!  1/21/21

Worm Composting!  2/11/21

Pruning 101  2/19/21

Seed starting chat 3/11/21

Seed Swap 2/23

Seedling Swap 5/17

Carter’s Natives For Dry Avondale Basements Giveaway! 6/21

Harvest Spirit Week 9/28

Pollinator Prairie Patch Natives sale 10/4

Houseplant Swap 12/18

2020: Weird and Kind of Wonderful

Seed Swap – Feb 23rd, 2020 – 12 – 3PM – Metropolitan Brewing, 3057 N Rockwell

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! This event is dog and child friendly. Metropolitan Brewing is a beautiful location overlooking the Chicago River. They welcome outside food and non-alcoholic beverages.

**Wear your AGA shirt and get a free beer koozie!**

Soup and homemade bread available for a $5 donation.

Seed Swap Details:

-Ornamental and edible plants welcome.

-Bring clearly labeled seeds in envelopes or baggies. (Some envelopes will be available if you want to split them there.)

-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.