This weekend our friend Kirsten Akre is having her seedling sale up at Kilbourn Park. It's the Kilbourn Greenhouse where we've been starting our seedlings. If you want to start a few plants at home this year, this is about as good a selection and price as you can get. AND they're all organic. AND proceeds go to support the greenhouse.
To reduce waste, bring your own box or flat to carry all your seedlings home.
Do stop by!
Here's the info:
Annual Organic Plant Sale
Peruvian Purple Pepper, Amana Orange Tomato, get your organic vegetable seedlings here, plus Bionda di Lyon, Chard, Rosita Eggplant. The Chicago Park District’s Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse will sell more than 150 varieties of organically grown vegetable, herb and flower seedlings. Plant prices range from $2 & up.
Start Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule Notes: This popular annual weekend sale is May 16 & 17. You can take your chances and attend the Half Price Sale Wednesday, May 20 from 5 - 7:30 pm plus, free Question/Answer session by the Master Gardeners of Cook County Chicago - University of Illinois Extension Bring your gardening questions and select from limited quantities of organic seedlings. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Cook County Chicago, a program of the University of Illinois Extension
Cost: free admission
Location: Kilbourn Park & Organic Green House
Kilbourn Organic Greenhouse’s annual event focuses on open-pollinated tomatoes suitable for Chicago, in addition to seasonal organic vegetables, herbs and flowers