Gardeners, lend me your ears: On Sunday March 22nd our community garden is having it's 5th Annual Community Garden Seed Swap from 2-4pm. It's in Forest Park, but accessible by the Blue and Green Lines, and there's parking, too! You don't have to be a member of the garden to attend, or even live in Forest Park. All are welcomed. Check out the link and come hang out with some pretty cool people! We even have a published author as our guest speaker this year! Please share this with gardeners in the Chicago area who are looking to connect with other gardeners. #Chicago#cicero#berwyn#oakpark#forestPark#seedswap#communitygarden
Over the weekend on NPR's Latino USA aired a story on the #ALEX14 expedition. Eight Latino bloggers and social media influencers were invited by the National Park Foundation to tour national parks. This is our story. You can listen to the segment 'Wild in Wyoming' that aired on NPR or listen to the extended story at the link.
Word. I have a hand me down terra cotta strawberry planter I may use but ultimately I'm very into a wee strawberry patch should I find the space and time. I am sure I will see zero berries between my toddler and rabbits but its for fun. Maybe I'll plant them in the front yard...
I didn't plan on showing the internet my Super Mario Brothers aquarium until it was completely finished and stocked, but someone on my Facebook page got a little excited and posted it to Reddit. You can guess what happened after that. For the past couple of months, I have been working on this ...
This is a hidden gem in Cicero. A great gift shop, and pretty good garden center with interesting plants. Sometimes you can find some real steals on clearance. For example, my sister once got a Brugmansia for a $1.00. I got a Lantana topiary for $4.00. The fact that you help people with disabilities gain job training while shopping here is just icing on the cake.
I love pizza, and being from Chicago, I have a certain standard I hold pizza too. When I passed by this place in the mill mall, I didn't stop in because it looks like a million other pizza places back home. But I passed by again and tried the meat stuffed pizza. So glad I did! An interesting, light and flavorful crust that looked and tasted like a pie crust. Try it if you like pizza
Decent pizza that is quickly going downhill because of lack of attention to quality and customer service. For example, if you order food that comes with soda, and they don't deliver the soda, they will basically tell you to kick rocks. Try as you might to ask for your pizza well-done, you will get a raw or undercooked pizza 80% of the time. When you can't get those two things right, it makes you wonder just how egregious their other mistakes are.
Everyone that goes to Yellowstone makes sure to visit Old Faithful, but if you're smarter than the average bear, you'll make sure to visit the West Thumb Geyser Basin. This spot isn't as crowded as others water features in the park, and it is so spectacular. I'm not just blowing hot air at you. Walk the wooden path above geysers that are hot enough to boil you alive, and marvel at all the colors created by the microorganisms that manage to live in the hot water.