Friday, May 18, 2012

Kilbourn Organic Greenhouse Plant Sale this weekend

The Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse—which generously provides Ginkgo with greenhouse space, abundant rainwater, organic soil, and pest control assistance from a swarm of ladybugs—will be holding its annual plant sale this weekend (May 19 and 20, 2012).

Sunday will feature a number of events specifically for children: yoga; running around screaming with glee; getting faces covered in dirt and popsicle remnants; etc. (The last two are not officially scheduled activities, but I'm pretty sure that they will happen.)

I have been out to the greenhouse a few times in the last couple of weeks and have seen the seedlings on offer, and each time I have been glad to have been in a hurry and not to have had large amounts of cash burning a hole in my pockets. Even today, as I loaded around 150 tomato seedlings onto a truck to transport from the greenhouse to the garden, I considered tossing in a flat of Green Zebras.

If you go to the sale, you may catch the greenhouse cat dozing up on a shelf somewhere.

Kilbourn Park is at the corner of Addison and Kilbourn, in the Old Irving Park neighborhood.