Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

November, 2008
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Chicago Botanic Garden Indoor Farmers' Market
The Chicago Botanic Garden Farmers' Market moves indoors to extend the season. On the first Sunday of the month in November, December, and January, purchase products from local organic farmers at this public farmers' market. For more information about the Farmers' Market or becoming a vendor, please contact Sunday winter dates: November 2, December 7, and January 4; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the
Garden View Room of the Visitor Center.

Tool or Gardening Product

Electric Leaf Shredder
If you don't want to use your mower, then an electric leaf shredder is a good way to go. This one from Gardeners Supply Co. ( is quiet, has several settings from coarse to fine, and lets you position a container beneath it to catch your leaves. It runs about $200.00 -- a great investment.


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