Gardening, as many people know, is a highly challenging and rewarding activity for people of all interest and experience levels. It is relatively easy for newcomers to get involved, growing basic vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, or peas. But for those who have more experience, there are certainly challenges to be found growing more specialized vegetables, creating successional plantings to give you more food throughout the season, and creating more intricate raised beds or permaculture features. Regardless of your experience level, there is something new for you to try in your garden each year.
For more information on starting your own garden, read this informational site by the University of Illinois Extension Service. Interested in starting a garden of your own next spring? While the NRT Community Gardens are filled for 2015, if you are interested in joining us next year, please contact us in early spring 2016 to learn more about possible openings for next year's planting season.