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Lightscape is reinvented for this holiday season

 

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What's Blooming?

Find out what's blooming and where to find your favorite plants.
What's In Bloom
oak regeneration

Negaunee Institute for Plant Conservation Science and Action

The Negaunee Institute’s science program focuses on five core areas aimed at understanding the diversity of plants and fungi; mitigating diversity loss; laying the foundation for healthy ecosystems; studying interactions between plants, fungi, and animals; and investigating connections between people and plants. Our science program is fostering an improved relationship between humans and nature.

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Windy City Harvest

Invites you to visit local markets & farms

Stop by and see our farms and markets at a variety of locations in the Chicago area.

Tour our state-of-the-art facilities at the Farm on Ogden, organize a field trip to a farm site, or shop for fresh, locally grown produce at one of our market stands.

The Chicago Botanic Garden's education and jobs-training program helps to bring food, health, and jobs to the community. Since 2013, Windy City Harvest has helped to grow 25 small farm businesses. More than 100,000 pounds of produce is grown every year on over 15 farms. Most of the produce stays in the communities where it’s grown on our farms.

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Mshkeke

Good Earth

An elder taught me that mshkeke is the Potawatomi word we use for medicine, but the literal translation is good Earth.

There is a family story about how my father and great-grandmother healed me with mshkeke when Western medicine failed. It involved a bad case of pneumonia, an ill-tempered toddler, an escape from the hospital, and my great-grandmother’s plant medicine. I don’t remember the experience much. I remember Native American songs, prayers, and healing plants.

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