Category Archives: design & layout

Zone planning and planting

New zoning in Chicago is causing controversy in communities. Here I set out my own garden zoning framework. When I design new gardens in the spring, I divide garden plots into zones. These zones are based on: the frequency of … Continue reading

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Fall splendors


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What to grow to fill your plate

I spoke on What to Grow to Fill Your Plate at the Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice program this past January at KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation’s Soil to Plate weekend of speakers and symposia. There were many impressive speakers and … Continue reading

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Planning before planting

I’m working with my new clients to set up their kitchen gardens. There’s a lot to consider about the plot itself, let alone what to grow in it. Below I offer a list to help sort through these considerations. But, … Continue reading

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