Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

January, 2011
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Chicago Flower and Garden Show
The tradition continues at Navy Pier, March 5-13, 10 am to 8 pm (6 pm Sunday, March 13). Visitors will be treated to the best of landscape design and see the latest in sustainable and green products. Themed "The Sport of Gardening," among the show's many highlights are 30-plus gardens that will spotlight top Midwest landscapers, growers and garden designers. The horticulture and photography competitions have the theme of "Play Ball!" For more information, visit

Web Finds

Urban Farm
Urban Farm is a friendly site that provides plenty of information on buying and maintaining urban livestock, gardening, sustainable living, community, cooking, preserving, saving seeds, heirloom vegetables and fruits, and anything else you might need to be a successful urban farmer. It is chock full of videos, books and all other types of resources. Definitely fun and interesting even if you don't consider yourself a farmer!


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