Monday, May 5, 2014

Rose Rider Garden Group

(Transcribed just in case you don't feel like lying or crouching down on the sidewalk at Lakewood and Farwell.)

This corner has been adopted by the Rose Rider Garden Group of Rogers Park! We are a collection of local gardeners and artists interested in helping Chicago to return to its gardening glory days via planting beneficial native plants, fruit and nut trees and shrubs.

Chicago's motto is "Urbs in Horto", which is Latin for City in a Garden. Let's work together to put Chicago on the map as one of the greenest cities in America. Planting fruit and nut trees and landscaping with native plants is the way of the future.

Recommended reading : Chicago Gardens (The Early History) by Cathy Jean Malony 
"Chicago Gardens traces Chicago's coming of age as a center of horticulture, gardening and conservation" - Robert E. Greese


Megan Ruth Yuhas said...

Can you please tell me how to get in contact with the Rose Rider garden group. I would like to help in the neighborhood.


Philip McGregor Rogers said...

I will look into it. Thanks for your interest. Anybody out there know?

Jerry the Bear said...

Hi there! I am the rose rider :) AKA Jerry Van Dyk/Medicine Bear. Please check out our website at and feel free to call/text me at (847) 975-7159 or email at Quite happy to have others join in! Thanks for your interest.