Roof to Table

 

Stacey Kimmons, Windy city Harvest graduate, works on the rooftop garden at McCormick Place.
Stacey Kimmons, Windy city Harvest graduate, works on the rooftop garden at McCormick Place.

The Windy City Harvest and SAVOR partnership replaced roof garden at McCormick Place in 2013 with vegetables. Farm coordinator Darius Jones estimates the 2014 season will yield 18,000 pounds of produce. Read about this story and other successes in Roof to Table (PDF) from Landscape Architecture Magazine’s August issue. 

 

 

 

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Gloria Ciaccio

Gloria Ciaccio is the Public Relations director at the Chicago Botanic Garden. She planted a memorial garden for her mom over a decade ago.  The climbing hydrangea plant usually starts to bud or bloom each year as Mother’s Day approaches, a gentle reminder that a garden, like a mother’s love, is never ending.

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