Tuesday, June 19, 2012

BIG DIG GIG Hyde Park 2012!

May 26th and 27th Cream Co. hosted Hyde Park's third annual BIG DIG GIG.  It was a garden party celebrating neighbors trading overgrown perenials from their yards, celebrating donations to the art center's Abundance Garden, and celebrating the opening of the second annual rooftop heirloom tomato garden.

Guests browsed the plants and traded gift items. 

We helped people choose the healthiest varieties based on their preferences.  Then loaded them with tips on how to grow the plants to optimize health and fruit production.

We offered some light refreshments.

Judith, an HPAC board member, regular GEEE trader and friend, brought some spice bread for us to share.

One guest came prepared to work, so we taught her how to make some self-watering containers to transplant some pot-bound herbs.

A Northwestern University graduate student in Journalism heard about the event and covered it for their news.

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