Becoming a Member for 2013
People interested in gardening with Peterson Garden Project do not need any prior gardening experience. The mission of the project is to teach people how to grow their own food, so we're looking to recruit 'grewbies' —our own term for people new to the process.
Membership in the Peterson Garden Project is $75 and includes education, events, some supplies and a 4x8 garden plot in one of our organic Pop-up Victory Garden locations.
Garden plots are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.
All gardeners, including returning gardeners, are required to attend a mandatory orientation session. If you do not attend the mandatory orientation session your membership fee will be refunded and your plot assigned to someone on the waitlist.
- Andersonville - 40th Ward
- Andersonville Chamber of Commerce
- Coalition for Limited English Speaking Elderly and the North River Commission/Albany Park Chamber of Commerce
LAND ON LINCOLN
- Alderman Patrick O'Connor
- At the Montrose Brown Line Stop
- Northcenter Neighborhood Association and Harrington Brown, LLC
- Edgewater North Neighbors and Loyola Lakeshore Campus
- Alderman Patrick O'Connor
- This is YOUR garden—make it delicious!
- We are a community! If you can help your neighbor, please do. If you have a question, ask! Look for “water me” signs—just make sure you only water/weed others’ plots when they ask you to! Same goes for harvesting—help your neighbor--not yourself!
- We love garden guests—just make sure everyone enjoys our space safely & harmoniously. Make sure your guests know & follow the garden guidelines. Kids should be supervised at all times—by those who brought them.
- We love your pup—just not here! Our animal friends need to stay outside the garden. (If only the bunnies would listen!)
- Keep our garden beautiful. A tended plot is a happy plot. Weed around beds and pathways. Turn off hoses to minimize mud pits. Pick up & carry out any trash you see or make. Any bins you see are for other uses—we have no garbage cans in the garden. Leave glass containers at home.
- We don’t mind if you smoke—just as long as it’s not in the garden.
- We love environmentally friendly transportation—just not in the garden. Bikes, skateboards, etc. should be ridden TO the garden, not IN it!
- We grow Incredible Edibles! Fruits, herbs and veggies = good. Flowers that you can eat (there are LOTS of them) are also welcome. That prize rose bush, not so much!
- We grow organically. Certified organic fertilizers & treatments are welcome. Miracle Gro, Round Up, etc. aren’t part of the plan. If your plant looks sad or scary, please remove it so that disease doesn’t spread. We may remove it for you if we see something that could infect others.
- Last out, locks up the gate(s).