Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

October, 2011
Regional Report

Web Finds

The Heirloom Gardener
The Heirloom Gardener (and the like-named magazine) is full of information that is right on target for anyone interested in heirloom plants and gardening. Worth visiting simply for the spectacular photos and recipes, the website and magazine also cover all topics about gardening with heirlooms, including flowers, wheat, and even heirloom chickens. There is usually plenty of information about canning and preserving, as well as really well-written essays on pertinent, up-to-date topics concerning local foods and the political arena.

Shows & Events

Midwest Fruit Explorers Show and Sale
Freshly harvested fruit grown in the area by the Midwest Fruit Explorers is on display and for sale at the Chicago Botanic Garden on October 15 and 16, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Featured are apples, pears, paw paws, grapes, kiwis, and more. See apples turned into cider during apple press demonstrations. Visitors can enjoy tastings and information on growing fruit. Apples, cider, and more will be on sale. For more information contact the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022, at (847) 835-5440 or


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