Showing posts from February 12, 2018

Hello 2018! Upcoming Garden Events

Saturday March 3rd, 12pm to 2:30pm- We'll once again be marching in the Forest Park St. Pattrick's Day Parade. We need volunteers to help pack the seed packets we'll be giving away to the crowd as well as volunteers to march in the parade with us. More info here. Sunday March 11th / 2pm to 4pm at St. John's Lutheran Church in Forest Park- Our 8th Annual Seed Swap with special guest Empowering Gardens!  For info or to RSVP click here.

Have Some St. Pattrick's Day fun with Forest Park Community Garden!

Each year we participate in Forest Park's St. Pattrick's Day Parade, this year on March 3rd. The parade is so much fun to view and participate in. We have our home made garden float on wheels and we hand out free seed packets to the crowd. This event is a great opportunity for us to get the word out about the garden and about our annual seed swap event . We need your help! We are looking for volunteers to help us prepare the 2,000 seed packets we'll be giving away and to walk in the parade with our Forest Park Community Garden float  Walking in the parade is a fun activity for kids and adults and the Forest Park parade watchers love the seed packets! Please let us know if you're able to walk in the parade with the float.  St. Patrick's Day Parade:  Saturday, March 3 @ 1pm  (Parade walkers usually meet up at the float around  noon .) About to help? Great! Email our parade coordinator at carpediem80 (at)

Seed Swap 2018

Forest Park Community Garden 8th Annual Seed Swap St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church - 2nd Floor Gym | 305 Circle Avenue | Forest Park, IL 60130 Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT) RSVP Here Join Forest Park Community Garden for its 8th annual seed swap!  The seed swap is open and welcoming to anyone regardless of if you're involved with FPCG or not or if you have any gardening experience or not. Come on down and see us! Admission is free as long as you RSVP in advance . Either bring your own seeds to swap or, if you don't have your own seeds, you can "by into" the swap for 50 cents a packet. See below for info on how the swap works and how to prepare your seeds for swapping.  Garden Seminar by Empowering Gardens- 2:15 to 3PM We are so happy to be welcomeing Adam B. Barron from Forest Park's own  Empowering Gardens . Adam will be talking about seed starting and transplanting. At the end of his presentation, each attendee will