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GreenPages Table of Contents Page GreenNet CHICAGO How to use this guide Index of Services 2 4-7 Chicago’s Greening Service Provider Descriptions 8-23 Local Non-Profit Organizations 8-11 GreenPages Local Collaboratives and Coalitions 11-12 National Non-Profits 12-13 City of Chicago 13-15 Other Governmental Agencies 15-16 A Guide to Resources for Commercial Vendors 16-23 Chicago’s Community Gardeners How to use this guide.. The GreenPages are a guide to resources for community gardeners in and around Chicago. GreenNet knows that the needs of a community garden are different then those of a home gardener. Material is needed in larger quantities and tools and furniture need to be able to stand up to heavy use. The Index of Services lists what urban gardeners need. From permits GreenNet, Chicago’s Greening Network to trainings to compost, it’s in here! 300 N. Central Park Ave Chicago, IL 60624 Service Provider Descriptions give contact information and a brief (773) 980-9486 description for each vendor or organization and note if those firstname.lastname@example.org materials are provided through a government agency, a non-profit or www.greennetchicago.org a commercial company. We would like your comments and additions to this guide so feel free to contact GreenNet at the address or e-mail on the cover to provide updates and other services you would like to see listed. February 2011 Good luck with those gardens! PAGE 3 PAGE 4 GreenPages Index of Services Art Local Non-Profit Organizations: Archi-treasures, Chicago Public Art Group City of Chicago: MOWD- Gallery 37 GreenNet is…. Benches and Other Garden Architecture City of Chicago: Department of Environment—Greencorps A coalition of non-profit organization and public agencies committed to: sharing information and resources; serving as a Commercial: Bricks Inc., Doty and Sons, Mortise and Tenon Fine Carpentry, clearinghouse for information about greening in Chicago; and MTI Landscaping, Rebuilding Exchange, SmallScapes, Wabash Valley developing joint efforts to improve the quality, amount, use, Bicycle Trails, Information and Racks and wide geographic distribution of sustainable, green open Local Non-Profit Orgs: Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, Friends of the Parks space in the City of Chicago. City of Chicago: Department of Transportation Other Governmental Agencies: Chicago Park District Classes, Education, Workshops GreenNet…… Local Non-Profit Organizations: Angelic Organics Learning Center, Chicago Botanic Garden, Friends of the Parks, Garfield Park Conservatory —Provides opportunities for its members and their constituencies to Alliance, Growing Power, Nature Conservancy (Illinois Chapter), exchange ideas and pool resources on a regular basis. Openlands, University of Illinois Extension Program —Increases public awareness of and participation in community greening National Non-Profit:s: American Community Gardening Association and in environmentally sound management of urban open space Local Collaboratives and Coalitions: Chicago Wilderness, GreenNet, Green Teacher Network —Creates joint advocacy partnership among member organizations City of Chicago: Department of the Environment-Greencorps & Chicago Center for Green Technology —Fosters public forums for appropriate relevant issues. Other Governmental Agencies: Chicago Park District– North Park Village Nature Center Started in December 1995, this professional network meets quarterly Community and School Garden Information and Organizing on a rotating basis at member organization sites. Members share Local Non-Profit Organizations: Chicago Botanic Garden, Garfield Park information and professional development seminars. Conservatory Alliance, Growing Home, Growing Power, NeighborSpace, Openlands Local Collaboratives and Coalitions: GreenNet, Green Teacher Network National Non-Profit Organizations: American Community Gardening Association, National Gardening Association City of Chicago: Department of Environment – Greencorps, Chicago Public Library-Nature Connections, Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse Compost, Fertilizer and Manure City of Chicago: Department of Environment Natural Resources and Water Qual- ity “Compost Bin Rebate Form,” and the Department’s list of retailers, Park District/Chicago Police Department– Mounted Patrol Unit Stables Local Non-Profit Orgs: Chicago Recycling Coalition, Garfield Park Conserva- tory Alliance, Growing Power, *Univ. of Illinois Extension-Manure PAGE 5 PAGE 6 Share Commercial: Blommer Chocolate Factory, E-Z Tree Recycling, Lake Street Commercial: E-Z Tree Recycling, Noble Horse, Ramirez Trucking, Markets- Farm- Landscape Supply, White Premium Organics ers and Community, Green Generations, Carlin Horticultural Supplies, Plants CityEscape, EZ Tree, Feed Store, Grand Street Gardens, Hummert Local Non-Profit Organizations: Chicago Botanic Garden’s May sale, Morton Ar- International, Lake Street Landscape Supply, Midwest Enterprises, Or- boretum’s Arbor Day Plant Sale, Openlands’ Great Perennial Divide land Soil, Ramirez Compost, Shemin Nurseries, Sid's Greenhouse, and Plant Giveaway Days Town and Country, Underwood, White Premium Organics City of Chicago: Department of the Environment – GreenCorps, Chicago Park Digging Permits and Surveys District- Kilbourn Park' s annual plant sale in May City of Chicago: Department of Transportation— Digger (in Chicago), Commercial: Ball Seed, Bella, Beaver Creek, Bork Nurseries, City Escape, Elite Permits Department, Department of Streets and Sanitation—Bureau of Growers, Fiore, Gethsemane Garden Center, Good Earth Green- Forestry (parkway digging) house, Grand St. Gardens, Hoffie Nursery, Intrinsic Gardens, Ion Ex- Other Governmental Agencies: J.U.L.I.E. (in Suburbs) change, Kankakee Nursery Co., McAdam Nursery and Garden Cen- Fences ter., Midwest Groundcovers, Natural Gardens, Planter’s Palette, Pos- City of Chicago: Department of Buildings (permits), sibility Place, Prairie Moon Nursery, Prairie Nursery, Sid’s Green- Commercial: American Home Fence, The Fence Store, Midwest Fencing, house, Ted’s Greenhouse, Wilson Nurseries Surplus Supplies Center, Weld One, Home/Garden Centers Plant Information and Technical Assistance Funding Local Non-Profit Organizations: Chicago Botanic Garden, Garfield Park Conserva- Local Non-Profit Organizations: Friends of the Chicago River, tory Alliance, Growing Power, Morton Arboretum, Nature Conser- Friends of the Parks, Openlands vancy (IL Chapter), Openlands, U of I Extension-Master Gardeners Local Collaboratives and Coalitions: GreenNet Local Collaboratives and Coalitions: Chicago Wilderness, GreenNet National Non-Profit Organizations: National Gardening Association, Oppenheimer Foundation, Steans Family Foundation Hotline Referral Service, Midwest Ecological Landscaping Assoc. City of Chicago: Department of the Environment – Greencorps Chicago City of Chicago: Department of the Environment – Greencorps, North Park Other Governmental Agencies: Urban Resources Partnership, USDA Village Nature Center Land: Ownership and Community Garden Locations Property Acquisition/Permits Local Non-Profit Organizations: NeighborSpace, Openlands Local Non-Profit Organizations: NeighborSpace, Openlands National Non-Profit Organizations: Land Trust Alliance, Trust for Public Land City of Chicago: Bureau of Real Estate Management, Department of the Environ- City of Chicago: Department of Housing and Economic Development, Cook ment, Department of Housing and Economic Development (includes County Recorder of Deeds zoning and land use), Cook County Recorder of Deeds Legal Assistance Governmental Agencies: Illinois Department of Natural Resources Local Non-Profit Organizations: Community Economic Development Law Rain Barrels Project, Environmental Law and Policy Center City of Chicago: Department of Environment– Natural Resources and Water Markets— Farmers and Community Quality “Rain Barrel Rebate Form,” and the Dept.’s list of retailers Local Non-Profit Orgs: Evanston Farmers’ Market, Green City Market, Oak Park Recycling Farmers’ Market, Logan Square, City of Chicago Dept of Cultural Affairs Local Non-Profit Organizations and Coalitions: The Resource Center, Chicago Re- Median Planting, Boulevard & Parkway Trees cycling Coalition City of Chicago: Department of Streets and Sanitation-Bureau of Seeds and Seed-Starting Forestry, Department of Transportation National Non-Profit Organizations: America the Beautiful Fund Mulch and Wood Chips City of Chicago: Department of the Environment - GreenCorps, Neighbor- City of Chicago: Department of Environment-Greencorps Chicago, Space's One Seed Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation – Bureau of Forestry PAGE 7 PAGE 8 Commercial: Gardener’s Alive, Gardener’s Supply Co., Hometown Seeds, Johnny’s Seeds, Seed Exchange, Seed Savers, Terroir Seeds Service Providers (Underwood Gardens), Soil or Crushed Stone Local Non-Profit email@example.com Commercial: DuPage Topsoil, Earth Inc., E-Z Tree Recycling, Fox River Stone Provides technical and artistic Organizations Co., Frerk Bros., Orland Soil, Schwake Stone, Town and Country assistance for the beautification Soil Testing for Lead of parks and gardens. Angelic Organics Farm and City of Chicago: Department of Public Health (Blood Screening) Learning Center Active Transportation Alliance Commercial: A & L Great Lakes Laboratories, STAT Analysis 1547 Rockton Road 9 W. Hubbard St. Suite 402 Local Non-Profit Organizations: University of Illinois Extension (Fertility) Caledona, IL 61011 Chicago, IL 60610-6545 Tools 815.389.8455/ fax 815.389.3106 312.427.3325/ fax 312.427.4907 Commercial: A.M. Leonard, Carlin, CityEscape, Grainger, Hummert, Russo Ace www.angelicorganics.com http://www.activetrans.org/ Hardware, Town and Country firstname.lastname@example.org Advocates increase in bicycle use City of Chicago: Department of Streets and Sanitation– Mayor Daley’s Clean CSA Learning Center connects and creation of bike trails and and Green Program organic farmers to consumers other forms of active transport. Tree Information, Planting, and Maintenance through food and educational pro- Local Non-Profit Organizations: Chicago Botanic Garden, Morton Arbo- grams. They train aspiring farmers,* Chicago Botanic Garden retum, Openlands’ Treekeepers give tours and demonstrations at 1000 Lake Cook Rd. Local Collaboratives and Coalitions: Chicago Wilderness the farm and run a Community Glencoe, IL 60022 Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm 847.835.5440/tdd:847.835.0790 Governmental Agencies: Forest Preserve of Cook County from which people can get herbs Vegetable Gardening/ Urban Agriculture www.chicagobotanic.org and vegetables delivered. Local Non-Profit Organizations: Advocates for Urban Agriculture, Angelic Or- -Eliza Fournier,Manager Community ganics—CSA Learning Center, Growing Home, Growing Power, Angelic Organics Learning Gardening Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse, Openlands-HomeGrown Chi- Center email@example.com cago, The Resource Center, Underwood Gardens, U. of I. Extension 6400 S. Woodlawn Ave. -Angela Mason, Director Community Chicago, IL 60637 Gardening and Green Youth Farm Commercial: Johnny’s Seeds 773.288.5462/ fax 425.969.0317 firstname.lastname@example.org Volunteer Workers Local Non-Profit Organizations: Chicago Cares, Chicago Public Allies, Friends of Woodlawn center focuses on edu- -Lynne Haynor, Program Coordinator, cation and connects urban families Green Youth Farm the Chicago Rivers, Friends of the Parks, Garfield Park Conservatory to the land and helps them build email@example.com Alliance, Nature Conservancy (Ill. Chapter), Openlands, Chicago healthy local food systems. Cares, Friends of the Chicago River Works with Waukegan teens to grow organic veggies. Partners with Local Collaboratives and Coalitions: Chicago Wilderness Chicago Community * Archi-treasures GreenNet prodevelopment for Gardeners Association, GreenNet 3339 W. Division teachers interested in gardening. Water Permits and Plumbing Contractors Chicago, IL 60651 City of Chicago: Department of Water 773.772.4416/ fax 773.772.4418 Chicago Public Alllies Commercial: Central Lawn Sprinklers www.architreasures.org 200 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 520 Weed and Pest Control Chicago, IL 60601-5909 * Denotes member of Local Collaboratives: Safer Pest Control Project 312.422.7777/ fax 312.422.7776 GreenNet Chicago Commercial: Local gardening supply stores (see Plants category) PAGE 9 PAGE 10 www.publicallieschicago.org 312.857.2757 fax 312.857.0656 Dec. at the Notebaert Nature Mu- http://www.thelawproject.org Chicago@publicallies.org www.fotp.org seum in Lincoln Park Jody R. Adler, J.D., TLP Director firstname.lastname@example.org Advances diverse, young leaders to Director of Neighborhood Parks Growing Home and Community Relations: Provides free legal assistance for strengthen communities, non- Adminstrative Office Maria Dmyterko Stone non-profit community organizations. profits and civic participation. 2732 N. Clark St. email@example.com Director of Volunteers: Chicago, IL 60614 Morton Arboretum Chicago Public Art Group 773.549.1336 Mary Eileen Sullivan 4100 Illinois Rte. 53 1259 S. Wabash Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Lisle, IL 60532 Chicago, IL 60605 email@example.com Wood Street Urban Farm 630.968.0074/ fax 630.719.7956 312.427.2724/ fax 312.427.3413 Provides technical support to 5814 S. Wood Street, Chicago www.mortonarb.org www.cpag.net, firstname.lastname@example.org community advocates looking to Chicago, IL 60636 improve their parks, preserves and 773.434.7144 Provides information and technical Able to create fences, benches, community greenspace. www.growinghomeinc.org assistance for trees and shrubs. sculptures and pavers. Harry Rhodes, Director * Garfield Park Conservatory email@example.com Nature Conservancy, Environmental Law and Illinois Chapter Policy Center Alliance Provides job training and employ- 8 S. Michigan, Suite 900 35 E. Wacker Dr. #1300 300 N. Central Park Ave. ment opportunities for homeless Chicago, IL 60624 Chicago, IL 60603 Chicago, IL 60601 and low-income people in the con- 312.580.2100/ fax 312.346.5606 312.673.6500/ fax 312.795.3730 773.638.1766/ fax 773.638.1777 text of organic agriculture business. www.tnc.org, firstname.lastname@example.org www.elpc.org www.garfield-conservatory.org Robin Cline, email@example.com Sponsors volunteer programs and The ELPC is a Midwest public Growing Power-Chicago Provides family-oriented activities, 2215 W. North Ave. workshops for urban gardeners interest group working on large and children. environmental issues around open manages urban demonstration Chicago, IL 60647 space, energy efficiency and transit. garden the size of a city lot, and 773.486.6005/ fax 773.593.3112 other special projects to support Erika Allen, Chicago Projects Manager * NeighborSpace Friends of the Chicago River community greening initiatives. Erika@growingpower.org 25 E. Washington St., Ste. 1670 28 E. Jackson St., Suite 1800 www.growingpower.org Chicago, IL 60602 Chicago, IL 60604 * Green City Market growingpowerIL@aol.com Ben Helphand– Executive Director 312.939.0490/ fax 312.939.0931 Business Office Helps to plan and implement 312.863.6292/ fax 312.427.6251 www.chicagoriver.org 2732 N. Clark Suite 302 urban agriculture workshops and www.neighbor-space.org firstname.lastname@example.org Chicago, IL 60614 projects; provides workshops email@example.com Advocates protecting and improv- Outdoor Market from their center in Milwaukee. Acquires property on behalf of ing the Chicago River; provides 1790 N. Clark St. committed community groups that technical & financial assistance for Indoor Market The Law Project (Formerly wish to preserve that property as river-related greening. Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Community Economic Devel- community open space. 2430 N. Cannon Dr opment Law Project ) www.chicagogreencitymarket.org 100 North LaSalle St., Suite 600 * Friends of the Parks * Openlands The outdoor market is located at Chicago, IL 60602 25 E. Washington St., Ste. 1650 17 N. State St., Suite 1450 the south end of Lincoln Park and 312.939.3638 Chicago, IL 60602 Chicago, IL 60602 runs May-Oct., Weds. and Sat. 312.427.4256/ fax 312.427.6251 * Denotes member of * Denotes member of The indoor market runs from Nov- GreenNet Chicago www.openlands.org GreenNet Chicago PAGE 11 PAGE 12 Glenda Daniels, Community Greening Chicago Recycling Coalition field Park Conservatory Alliance to Director, firstname.lastname@example.org Safer Pest Control Project P.O. Box 87442 provide resources and training for Chicago, IL 60680-0442 area teachers on school gardening -Treekeepers, trains volunteers to 4611 N. Ravenswood Av. Suite 107 maintain the city’s urban forest Chicago, IL 60640 www.chicagorecycling.org curricula. -Land Preservation, helps com- 773.878.7378/ fax 773.878.8250 Provides compost & recycling munities in northeastern Illinois www.spcpweb.org information & resources. * Midwest Ecological increase the quantity and quality of email@example.com Landscaping Assoc. open space for public enjoyment. Chicago Wilderness 310 Busse Hwy., #265 Julie Samuels, Community Outreach Provides information on chemical- Park Ridge, IL 60068 free schools, homes and gardens 8 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 900 Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org Chicago, IL 60603 www.melaweb.org and teaches gardeners about alter- email@example.com -Building Urban Gardens 312.580.2137/ fax 312.346.5606 natives to pesticides. (BUGS), a survey course in or- www.chicagowilderness.org Association of landscaping profes- ganic gardening; graduates volun- sionals who promote environ- teers in community gardens. * University of Illinois Web site provides information Extension about native plants and links to mentally responsible practices. -Homegrown Chicago, A class which provides training and sup- 3807 W. 111th St. member organizations. Chicago, IL 60655 National Non-Profit and port for community vegetable gar- dens in Chicago 773.233.0476/ fax 773.233.0910 * GreenNet Funding Organizations -Community Garden Organizing www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/hort 300 N. Central Park Ave Jamie Zaplatosch, Education Director Ron Wolford, Extension Educator Chicago, IL 60624 * American Community firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 773.980.9486 Gardening Association -School Gardens Provides training for Master www.greennetchicago.org c/o Franklin Park Conservatory Helps to create and facilitate com-Gardeners and support for area firstname.lastname@example.org 1777 East Broad St. munity gardens at over 50 Chicago gardeners. Master Gardeners may Provides many resources for the Columbus, OH 43203-2040 schools be available to volunteer in com- urban gardener including grants, 877.ASK.ACGA/877.275.2242/ fax -Green Teacher Network munity gardens. Also runs a free informational resource (newsletter, 614.645.5921 Develops plant and garden curricu- manure exchange program called map, website) for member organi- www.communitygarden.org lum with area teachers Manure Share. Has a list of soil zations. Maintains hotline to ad- email@example.com The Resource Center testing labs. dress community garden questions Works to create new resources 222 E. 135th Place and provide referrals. for community gardens. Annual Chicago, IL 60627 Local Collaboratives community gardening conference, 773.821.1351/ fax 773.821.7462 and Coalitions Green Teacher Network online resources and informative c/o Openlands listserv on all topics concerning www.resourcecenterchicago.org Advocates for Urban 25 E. Washington St., Ste. 1650 community gardens. firstname.lastname@example.org Chicago, IL 60602 Runs City Farm, a sustainable vege- Agriculture 312.427.4256/ fax 312.427.6251 America the Beautiful Fund table farm in the Cabrini Green c/o Garfield Park Conservatory Chicago, IL 60612 formerly School Garden Initiative) 1730 K Street, Suite 1002 area. Provides compost, manure, www.chicagobotanic.org/ctl/ NW Washington, DC 20006 top soil, mixed soil, bricks and http://groups.google.com/group/ advocates-for-urban-agriculture/ teacherprogram/gtn 202.638.1649/ fax 202.204.0028 rocks. Runs multiple recycling centers across the city. Supports and informs on issues Partnership between Chicago Bo- www.freeseeds.us surrounding urban agriculture tanic Garden, Openlands and Gar- Distributes free flower and vegeta- * Denotes member of including food security and ble packets, bulk seeds, and educa- * Denotes member of GreenNet Chicago farming in the city. GreenNet Chicago tional materials to community gar- dens. PAGE 13 PAGE 14 email@example.com Department of Public Health http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/ National Gardening Assoc. Provides plants, landscape ma- Lead Poisoning Prevention en/depts/cdot.html 1100 Dorset Street terials and technical assistance Program Provides authorization for South Burlington, VT 05403 to community gardens through 312.747.LEAD (5323) median, traffic circles, and 802.863.5251/ fax 802.864.6889 landscaping/job training. Runs www.cityofchicago.org boulevard planting. www.garden.org plant distribution days, includ- City program that provides free ing the Great Perennial Divide. -Digger Renews links between people, blood screening for lead poisoning -Chicago Center for Green Technology 312.744.7000 plants and the environment. as well as other helpful services for Offers free workshops and Within the Chicago city limits, Chicago residents. tours on green building tech- you must contact Digger 48 City of Chicago nologies. hours in advance to determine Department of Streets and -Natural Resources and Water Quality underground utility and sewer NOTE: For all general information Sanitation Offers free workshops around lines before digging. Elsewhere call 311 121 N. LaSalle St., Room 700 the city and distributes rain call J.U.L.I.E at 800.892.0123 Chicago, IL 60602 For all department websites, go to barrel and compost bin rebate Call your local branch or -Permits Department www.cityofchicago.org and select forms. Go to cityofchi- 312.744.4611 312.744.4652 the link to the appropriate cago.org/rainbarrel for rebate www.cityofchicago.org/ Provides digging permits, infor- department or bureau. forms and a list of retailers. streetsandsan mation on underground lines. Manages streetlights, rodent -Utility Alert Network Department of Buildings Department of Housing and control, abandoned vehicle 312.744.7000 121 N. LaSalle St., Rm. 900 Economic Development towing, street sweeping, etc. Dispatches workers to mark Chicago, IL 60602 (formerly Departments of Community Bureau of Forestry underground utilities. 312.744.6479 Development and Zoning and Land Use) 121 N. LaSalle St. 10th floor 312.746.5254 Provides permits for fences on Chicago, IL 60602 Provides free mulch, wood chips, Department of Water private property. and tree inspection, trimming Management 312.744.4190/ fax 312.744.6550 and planting in parkways. 1000 E. Ohio St. http://www.cityofchicago.org/dpd * Department of the Mayor Daley’s Clean and Green Program Chicago, IL 60611 Kathy Dickhut, Assistant Com- Environment By request throughout the year, 312.744.7001/fax: 312.744.7119 misioner, firstname.lastname@example.org 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 200 the city provides tools and bags www.cityofchicago.org/ Chicago, IL 60602 Directs CitySpace plan and pro- and flyers for volunteer groups WaterManagement 312.744.7606/ fax 312.744.6451 vides information on open space in who want to clean up a Provides water permits for com- www.cityofchicago.org/environment Chicago. Find land ownership in- neighborhood. Search “Mayor munity gardens and authorization email@example.com formation at https:// Daley’s Clean and Green Pro- for fire hydrant use. gisapps.cityofchicago.org/zoning/ gram” for how to sign up online. Oversees recycling, redevelopment of abandoned industrial property, Find available properties at the: Chicago Public Library City of Chicago Land Owner- Department of NatureConnections Program and land restoration. ship Inventory Transportation 400 S. State St. 30 N. LaSalle St., #3700 30 N. LaSalle St., Rm. 1100 Chicago, IL 60605 * Greencorps Chicago Chicago, IL 60602 Chicago, IL 60602 312.747.4730 445 N. Sacramento Blvd. 312.744.LAND (5263) 312.744.3600/ fax 312.744.1200 http://www.chipublib.org/ Chicago, IL 60612 312.746.9777/ fax: 312.746.9778 http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/ eventsprog/programs/ en/depts/dcdsupp_info/city- * Denotes member of nature_conn.php * Denotes member of owned_land_inventory.html GreenNet Chicago firstname.lastname@example.org GreenNet Chicago PAGE 15 PAGE 16 Has children’s books & programs tion for restoration and offers acquisition, management, and res- www.americanhomefence.com on natural history, gardening and classes for citizens. toration. Provides fencing and installation environment. You can also call -Garfield Park Conservatory your local branch. 300 N. Central Park Ave. J.U.L.I.E. Ball Seed Chicago, IL 60612 800.892.0123 622 Town Road Other Government -Lincoln Park Conservatory www.illinois1call.com West Chicago, IL 60185 Agencies 2391 N Stockton Dr. Use J.U.L.I.E. for anywhere in the 847.697.6080 Chicago, Il 60614 state of Illinois (except Chicago) to www.ballseed.com -Chicago Police Department- determine underground utility and Laura Thomas-Stachon * Chicago Park District Mounted Horse Unit sewer lines before excavating. In email@example.com 541 N. Fairbanks Ct. 7059 South Shore Dr. (within the Chicago call Digger at 312.744.7000 Suburban seed supplier for Chicago, IL 60611 South Shore Cultural Center) 312.742.7529/ fax 312.747.6046 annuals, perennials and vegetables. Chicago, IL 60649 U. S. Environmental Impressive trial gardens to highlight www.chicagoparkdistrict.com 312.747.5425 Protection Agency plant combinations and varieties. Begin by contacting your local Sustainable Urban Environment – Provides free manure. Team Manager A OneSeedChicago Seed Donor! CPD office. 77 W. Jackson Blvd., 19th Floor -Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse Cook County Chicago, IL 60604 Beaver Creek Nurseries 3501 N. Kilbourn Park Recorder of Deeds 1.800.621.8431 6604 Randall Road Chicago, IL 60641 118 N. Clark St., Room 120 www.epa.gov/region5 Poplar Grove, IL 61065-9005 773.685.3359 Chicago, IL 60602 815.737.8758/ fax 815. 737.8778 firstname.lastname@example.org 312.603.5050/ fax 312.603.5063 An information resource on sus- www.beavercreeknursery.com www.ccrd.info tainable development and smart email@example.com Only public organic greenhouse growth practices, as they relate to Roy and Sarah Klehm in Chicago. Holds an annual Keeps records of vacant lot own- clean air, water, and land issues. organic plant sale in May, and ership. Over 500 acres of wholesale nurs- organic gardening classes. ery stock including trees, shrubs, Greenhouse includes a Chil- Forest Preserve of Cook Commercial Vendors evergreens, vines and perennials dren’s Garden, fruit orchard, and County 536 N. Harlem Ave. A & L Great Lakes Beeson’s McHenry County 26 allotment community garden River Forest, IL 60305 Laboratories Nursery, Inc. plots for neighbors. 708.366.9420/ fax 708.771.1512 3505 Conestoga Drive 8501 White Oaks Rd. -Harvest Gardens Fort Wayne, IN 46808 Introduces children to urban www.fpdcc.com Harvard, IL 60033 260.483.4759/ fax 260.483.5274 815.943.8733/ fax 815.943.3511 vegetable gardening in Chicago Provides guidance on tree selec- www.algreatlakes.com parks. tion & care; occasional wood chip www.beesongrows.com -North Park Village Nature give-away; land restoration training. Provides soil testing. Send firstname.lastname@example.org samples of soil in zip lock bags to Joe Beeson, Owner Center 5801 N. Pulaski Il Dept. of Natural Resources be tested for lead and cadmium. Growers and propagators of Chicago, Il 60646 100 W. Randolph, Ste. 4300 quality Northern Illinois-grown 312.744.5472/ fax 312.744.1134 Chicago, IL 60601 American Home Fence plant material. Provides environmental educa- 312.814.2070/ fax 312.814.2439 3444 N. Cicero Ave. http://dnr.state.il.us Chicago, IL 60641 Bella Flowers 773.777.3700 and Greenhouse, Inc. * Denotes member of Directs state programs for land GreenNet Chicago * Denotes member of 7117 S Roberts Road GreenNet Chicago Bridgeview, IL 60455 PAGE 17 PAGE 18 Contact : Mario CityEscape Garden Center Mike Fowler, Owner 7N394 McLean Blvd. 708.458.3093/ fax 708.458.312 3022 W. Lake St. South Elgin, IL 60177 www.bellaflorist.com Chicago, IL 60612 Provides soil, mulch and compost across the Chicagoland area. 847.742.6060/ fax 847.742.6282 Greenhouse grower of annuals 773.638.2000 www.foxriverstone.com and vegetables with small retail Connie Rivera email@example.com http://www.cityescape.biz Feed Store, The garden center. 5408 South Harlem Avenue Supplies rock and stone products. A full service retail garden center Summit, IL 60501 Blommer Chocolate Factory and design-build landscape re- Joseph Bestwina Gethsemane Garden Center 600 W. Kinzie source, located four blocks east of 708.458.1327 5739 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60610 the Garfield Park Conservatory. Chicago, IL 312.226.7700/ fax 312.226.4141 Call for seasonal hours. Sells alfalfa meal—inexpensive or- ganic fertilizer 773.878.5915 www.blommer.com www.gethsemanegardens.com Supplies mulch - $3.99/25 lb. Doty and Sons 1275 East State St. The Fence Store Northside garden center that bag of cocoa hulls for mulch. 5927 N. Milwaukee Ave stocks many hard to find items Sycamore, IL 60178 800.233.3097/ fax 815.895.8035 Chicago, IL 60646 at a premium price. Bork Nurseries, Inc. 773.792.3900/ fax 773.792.8163 7502 S. Main St www.dotyconcrete.com www.thefencestore.com Good Earth Greenhouse Crystal Lake, IL 60014 Stone benches, tables, garbage cans 877.223.0200/ fax 847.444.6309 Fence supplier 7900 W. Madison St. www.borknurseries.com DuPage Topsoil River Forest, IL 60305 P.O. Box 387 Charles J. Fiore Company, Inc. 708.366.9500 Downstate nursery with a sales 16606 West Hwy 22 yard in Crystal Lake. (Butterfield Rd. and 59th St.) Garden center on west side with Wheaton, IL 60189 Prairie View, IL 60069 847.913.1414/ fax 847.913.9690 café, florist, and workshops. Bricks Incorporated Contact : Tray 630.682.4800/ fax 630.231.3764 www.cjfiore.com 3425 S. Kedzie Ave. Grainger Chicago, IL 60623 Supplies topsoil. Call for prices Retail/wholesale nursery yard www.grainger.com 773-523-5718 based on how much topsoil you with hard to find trees, vines and perennials. Supplier of hardware, tools and Major supplier of bricks and stones need delivered. equipment with sites near Midway, Forestry Suppliers, Inc. Pilsen, and Lincoln Park/Bucktown. Carlin Horticultural Supplies Earth Inc. 810 Arlington Hts. Rd. Suite #1 205 W. Rankin St. 8170 Granville Woods Rd. P.O. Box 8397 Grand Street Gardens Milwaukee, WI 53223 Itasca, IL 60143 2200 W. Grand Ave. 630.285.9800 Jackson, MS 39284 800.657.0745/ fax 414.355.3107 Sales: 800.647.5368/Customer Chicago, IL 60612 www.carlinsales.com Provides topsoil, construction sand Service: 800.752.8460 312.829.8200 Or, 3470 Mound Road and crushed stone. Call for prices http://forestry-suppliers.com Garden center in West Town. Joliet, IL 60436 on your estimate of how much Stocks rain barrels, perennials, soil/crushed stone you need- Supplies forestry, tree planting, Horticultural supplies including arboriculture, horticulture, and organic fertilizers and other greenhouse, commercial, agricul- delivery is in 2-3 days. COD only. garden material. related products tural, and retail equipment. EZ Tree Recycling GRO Horticultural Enter- 7050 S. Dorchester Fox River Stone Company prises, Inc. * Denotes member of Chicago, IL 60637 * Denotes member of 14440 Marengo Rd. GreenNet Chicago 773.493.8600 GreenNet Chicago PAGE 19 PAGE 20 Union, IL 60180-9621 Supplies drums for water, recy- and rentals. 630.904.8700/ fax 630.904.8143 847.669.8658/ fax 847.669.8662 cling, waste. or P.O. Box 857 Gregory Oltman, President Russo Power Equipment 4N755 Lombard Rd. Grohortwmc.net Johnny’s Seeds 9525 W. Irving Park Rd. 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