the urban gardeness

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Garden events in Chicago this weekend

Dreaming of summer hibiscus...

It’s cold and flurries are in the air, but the anticipation of those first spring plantings can help get through the long winter. Here are a few gardening events in Chicago this weekend:

Gardening Exchange

Sat, March 5,  1–4 pm

Jumpstart your spring at Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse’s first Gardening Exchange. Come for an afternoon to exchange gardening tips, tools, and trades. During this afternoon event, you will have the opportunity to take basic organic gardening classes, purchase compost and early spring seedlings, and find gardening and cooking tools at bargain prices. All proceeds will support our family and children’s programs that connect kids to nature and healthy foods. Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse, 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave. Chicago. FREE

Chicago Flower & Garden Show

Sat, March 5–Sun, March 13

30+ gardens on display, gardening marketplace, educational seminars, cooking demonstrations, kids activities, solutions for yards, patios, balconies & more.Navy Pier, Chicago. Ticket prices vary.

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Know of any other gardening events coming up in Chicago? Leave a comment!

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