A Month-by-month Growing Guide for Beginners
Proceeds from the sale of this book support Peterson Garden Project a Chicago-based nonprofit whose mission is to "recruit, educate and inspire everyone to grow their own food."
Do you dream of succulent tomatoes, fresh basil, the aroma of freshly snipped chives, or the heft of a homegrown squash or melon? Grow these dreams into reality! With the help of Fearless Food Gardening in Chicagoland: A Month-by-Month Growing Guide for Beginners, you can successfully grow your own food in your backyard, patio pot, or community garden plot. Whether youʼre a well-practiced green thumb or a gardening novice, with others or solo, Fearless Food Gardening will ensure your experience goes smoothly and deliciously, with its monthly, easy-to-follow, and handily illustrated tutorial on gardening all year round in Chicago.
Paperback – 2013
By LaManda Joy, Theresa Gale and the volunteer educators of Chicago-based nonprofit Peterson Garden Project.
Thank you for being part of our community of customers, gardeners and friends.
A few ways your continued support helps our small, woman owned business:
- Well, we’re small and woman owned
- Our growers are all midwest, family owned businesses
- We buy from US made, small businesses whenever possible
- Our staff includes industry professionals and members of our United We Blossom job training team. Many of them have families.
- Delivery drivers are friends and family whose jobs have been put on hold due to their business sectors (photography, events, others) being put on hold
- As a social enterprise, we believe the world would be a better place with more gardeners in it and we need a better world now more than ever
- We employ the community… and we are the community
UPDATED Tuesday, March 31
Our mission is to remove every barrier to your gardening success.
And we feel that mission is even more important in the light of COVID-19.
- Since our business is considered essential (agriculture, landscaping) we are operating on a limited basis to maintain perishable inventory and deliver food and other plants, food garden supplies and related materials.
- We will be offering contact-less delivery Friday through Sunday or by appointment for large orders.
- We will be offering curbside pick-up Friday and Saturday or by appointment for large orders.
- No one other than staff and delivery drivers are allowed on premises.
For more useful information on our general shipping/delivery policies, click HERE.
Most of our staff is working from home to offer online support for pre-ordering of vegetable plants and food garden building materials. As well as offer online consultations for landscaping, food gardening, gardening with kids, etc. (You can learn more about consulting services HERE.)
Our landscape design team is in full swing creating backyard paradises for our customers. To contact them, click HERE.
In-store we are working on two person shifts for receiving, order processing and pick-up. There is one person in the store and one person in the yard at any given shift. They are maintaining maximum social distance. Each shift ends with disinfecting everything.
Delivery drivers work solo - they come to the yard, get premade orders and deliver to you contact-less. You’ll receive a text from your driver asking where to put your order. They wear gloves. They are also, still, friends and family who are unemployed from their regular jobs due to the pandemic.