Rurbanpioneers added 32 new photos to the album: RU 2013 Soil Service Day 2 — at Roosevelt University.

Mulching the pathways, April 27, 2013

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Plant a 7' Eastern White Pine in honor of Arbor Day today at noon. RU Schaumburg: East side of the Building, North of Door #13.
Pinus Strobus is known by the Iroquois Haudenosaunee Nation as “Tree of Peace”...sure looks peaceful to me!

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Soil Service Day was a success! Compost is spread and ready to turn into the soil. Join us next Saturday 4/27 to complete the effort!

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Students, faculty and local citizens converged on the Schaumburg Campus to participate in New Deal Soil Service Day. They hauled compost -- made from raw materials generated from our Wabash Building and supplied by the University -- over to the newly expanded garden plots on the far north side of campus and spread the rich soil amendment over the newly-tilled ground.

Kicking off the proceedings at 9am on a chilly but sunny Saturday morning were Paul Matthews, Assoc VP of... Planning and Operations at RU, who put the garden's expansion in the context of RU's environmental sustainability redevelopment efforts at the Schaumburg Campus; local IL State Rep Michelle Mussman, who praised RU's efforts and encouraged the crowd to push forward in making the suburbs more sustainable and liveable; and "urban plantsman" John Eskandari, who spoke about organic soil preparation and conservation and its relevance to backyard gardening.

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Rurbanpioneers added 48 new photos from April 20, 2013 to the album: RUrbanPioneers Community Garden 2013 Kick-off — at Roosevelt University.
April 20, 2013

Volunteers at the New Deal Service Day, Roosevelt University Schaumburg

Rain or shine, we are on for tomorrow

Bring your shovel, some gloves and a wheel barrel if you have one!

Fox River library in Dundee is offering a free gardening program on Monday, April 29. This program starts at 7 p.m. For more information contact the library at 847 428-3661. -- Angelique Draftz

"Two big piles of beautiful black compost appeared overnight" Tom Shelton

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Everything you ever wanted to know about organic compost--really!

These 10 facts about composting will help you turn food and yard waste into garden gold.

Help add compost to our garden on April 20 9am-noon and April 27 9am-11am. Join the RUrbanPioneers for Soil Service Day.

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Get 10 free flowering trees from the Arbor Day foundation for a $10 membership. Good deal!

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Growing from seed is easy...and a lot like parenting!

All you need to know about seed starting and organic gardening!

a great example of a garden plan with companion planting in mind…/vegetable-garden-plan.…

"Interplant" lettuce, onions and carrots. Allows density without competition for nutrients or water.

<p>This coming Sunday, May 6, is International Permaculture Day! To celebrate, this week we’ll be sharing some classic excerpts from one of our perennial bestsellers, Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway.</p> <p>Permaculture is more than just a way to garden, it applies systems-thinking to every facet…

Harvest rain. Plants love rain water, it's naturally soft water and doesn't include chlorine, fluoride or other chemicals used in water treatment systems. Besides: it's free!

Plant more in less space for a gorgeous garden and compost with a keyhole garden…/nature-ou…/keyhole-gardening

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