Build Your Own Garden

Designing your container garden Design principles for growing in small space Grow Kit Components Reusable Fabric Grow Bag Chicago Grows Food uses 1 gallon, 2 gallon, 5 gallon, and 10 gallon bags. Depending on what you want to grow will impact the size you want. Check out the Home Garden page to learn about what […]

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Gardening Basics

Grounding Yourself Home Gardening Considerations Plant Hardiness Zone It can be helpful to understand how well plants grow in the area you live. The 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on […]

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Chicago Grows Food Grow Kit

WELCOME TO YOUR GROW KIT What’s Included Setting up Conduct a sunlight analysis for your space to help you decide where to place your plant. Plant seeds. Water your plant. If you are growing inside: Place a plate or plastic container under your grow bag so that it does not leak water. Watering Watering https://youtu.be/Ou11H11TX_k […]

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Resources for Families & Students

For Families Activities at Home via Big Green at Home Small Bites on Demand via Common Threads | Common Threads is offering FREE on-demand (self-paced) Small Bites lessons for elementary school-age children! For Students Activities at Home via Big Green at Home Common Bytes via Common Threads Recipes, games, nutrition lessons and other resources for learning about cooking healthy foods! Small Bites on Demand via Common […]

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