One of the priorities of The GardenWorks Project is to mobilize households and communities to grow vegetable gardens for the simple purpose of having greater access to fresh fruits and vegetables. With every household that enrolls, it invites them to participate in its membership-based program, The Food Growers Network. This network is an annual membership‐based […]
The Cottage Garden of Judith and Michael Horsley is a great example of what residents can do toward conservation efforts. This distinct style of garden combines informal design, traditional materials, dense plantings and a mixture of ornamental and edible plants.
Attention all West Chicago butterfly lovers, and there are many. Two new public gardens have been designed and installed through a collaboration between the West Chicago Park District, the City of West Chicago, and resident and Master Naturalist Judith Horsley, who applied and received a grant on the Park District’s behalf from the North American Monarch Institute (NAMI) in Madison, Wisconsin.
Autumn haiku in West Chicago
A bee alighted Fiercely exchanging pollen; On petal flower – Judith Horsley Monarch fly and float Life giving milkweed provides Food, growth, existence! – Judith Horsley Moon Desires the Sun Always rushed by night’s despair; Fears being held there. – Judith Horsley Taking the Metra Window watching at nature Eastbound to city […]