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!
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.
Volunteers at the New Deal Service Day, Roosevelt University Schaumburg
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
a great example of a garden plan with companion planting in mind
"Interplant" lettuce, onions and carrots. Allows density without competition for nutrients or water.
Plant more in less space for a gorgeous garden and compost with a keyhole garden http://www.texascooppower.com/…/nature-ou…/keyhole-gardening