Monday, January 16, 2012

Time To Vote (No Robocalls Involved)

It's that time again:  Go online and vote for your favorite seed.  After the votes are counted, each voter will receive a packet of the winning seed in the mail.  It's all part of NeighborSpace's "One Seed Chicago" project, to promote and encourage urban gardening.

“For the fifth year, One Seed Chicago is uniting Chicago gardeners,” said Ben Helphand, NeighborSpace Executive Director.  “By planting a common seed, backyards, windowsills, community gardens and balconies across the City will be linked together in a season-long celebration of urban gardening and local eating.”

This year the candidates are basil, chamomile, and cilantro.  Go to to cast your vote.  Polls close on April 1st, and the winning seed will be unveiled at GreenNet’s annual Green and Growing Fair at the Garfield Park Conservatory.

One Seed Chicago aims to introduce more Chicagoans to the joys and benefits of gardening.  Since 2008, One Seed Chicago has distributed over one million seeds to Chicago residents.

1 comment:

  1. Hi!
    Any one knows how to go about putting up an urban farm on Clarendon and Leland, across from Weis Hospital? It's an empty lot..