Monday, January 10, 2011

Urban Gardeners, Time To Vote

Another chance to vote, and you don't even have to read any position papers.  The tension mounts:  Will it be eggplant, Swiss chard, or radish?

"NeighborSpace, Chicago’s land trust for community gardens, distributes free seeds through the One Seed Chicago program to get people to grow a garden or join a local community garden. Every year we put up three seeds for a vote and allow Chicagoans to vote for their favorite seed and we distribute the seeds, for free, to everyone who voted.

This year’s candidates are all vegetable seeds. We’re working to take Chicagoans from “seed to table” in 2011 with the One Seed Chicago project to alleviate childhood obesity and Chicago’s “food deserts.” We’re going to do this by showing people how easy and beneficial it is to grow some of their own food and share a healthy meal with friends, family and even strangers."

In addition to free seeds, one voter will win a battery-powered garden trimmer donated by Troy-Bilt. Voting is open to Chicagoland residents. Voting begins on Saturday, January 1, 2011 and continues until April 1, 2011. The winning seed will be unveiled at GreenNet’s annual Green and Growing Fair, April 30th from 10-2 at the Garfield Park Conservatory. To vote simply log onto


  1. Thanks for writing about our project and encouraging your readers and neighbors to participate.