JUNE
Classes, Events & Volunteer Opportunities
Between garden yoga, community build days for the new Uptown garden, the return of the PGP cookbook club, a new seasonal cooking class series, expert gardener nights, and more, June is shaping up to be a busy month with lots of fun events in the gardens and cooking school!

There's nothing more exciting than watching a garden grow from the ground up, and now is your chance to be part of the action! Join your friends, neighbors, and fellow gardeners as we work together build GrowUptown, PGP's newest Pop-Up Victory Garden on Saturday, June 2 .

You can also join us for a new Stone Soup series at our Community Cooking School. This monthly hands-on class will focus on seasonal and improvisational cooking. Attendees will each bring an ingredient that we'll transform into a delicious, fresh, seasonal meal!

Check out all our upcoming events below or visit our Classes & Events page.
GrowUptown Garden Build
Sat., June 2, 9:30am-noon and 1-4pm
It’s time to build our newest Pop-up Victory Garden! Join us to start building garden beds at the new GrowUptown Garden. Everyone is welcome – we have tasks for all skill levels. Two shifts are available to fit your schedule!
Yoga in the Gardens
Sun., June 10, 9-10am
What's more peaceful than sun salutations in the garden? Come join us for a free yoga class taught by an experienced instructor. Class is geared toward gardeners and the ailments that can come with gardening. All are welcome, BYO mat or towel.

RSVP for one of these locations:
Chicago Food Swap
Sun., June 10, 2-3:30pm
The  Chicago Food Swap is an organization dedicated to bringing together cooks, bakers, canners, gardeners and foragers to trade homemade and homegrown foods.
Expert Gardener Nights
Tue., June 12-Thu., June 14
6:30-7:30pm
Get your garden questions answered! We’ll have Master Gardeners, experienced gardeners, or a certified horticulturist available to help you troubleshoot your garden plot.

RSVP for your garden:
Tue. - Hello!Howard
PGP Cookbook Club Potluck - Middle Eastern Cuisine
Tue., June 12, 7-9pm 
PGP’s Cookbook Club is back and improved based on your feedback! Going forward, each event will have a theme instead of one set cookbook. Choose a recipe that fits the theme to bring to the dinner (we’ll suggest a few cookbooks in case you need some inspiration).
Feasts of Resistance - North Africa
Thu., June 14, 7-9pm 
Food is a common language we all share, and this class is a perfect opportunity to learn about and support refugee issues on a local level, all while enjoying a delicious meal in the process. In this hands-on class, you'll learn how iconic dishes were created or affected by social or political unrest.
Book Your Custom Classes or Team Building Event
Did you know we offer private classes and corporate team building events at our Community Cooking School? It's true, we do!

Custom classes are a fun, unique way to bring teams together or celebrate with friends, plus you'll learn something new and enjoy a delicious meal in the process. If that wasn't enough good stuff, your event supports PGP's free programs for seniors, kids, and refugees, too!

Interested? Send us an email at cookingschool@petersongarden.org .
Stone Soup Community Cooking Class
Tue., June 19, 7-9pm 
Join your neighbors for our first Sto ne Soup class! You'll learn about cooking with seasonal produce, key ingredients and recipes, and how to improvise a seasonal meal (not just soup!). After we cook together, we’ll share the meal we’ve created at our community table.
All Gardens Work Day
Sat., June 24, 10am-noon 
Join us in the gardens to make them look beautiful! All are welcome (bring a friend!). We'll provide tools and supplies; please wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty (and garden gloves if you have them).

Click your garden below to RSVP.

The Mediterranean Table –
Summer Grilling
Tue., June 26, 7-9pm 
Come discover new flavors from the Mediterranean to add to your summer menu – even if you don’t have an outdoor grill! You’ll learn to how to make delicious grilled vegetable and meat kebabs with tangy tzatziki sauce, plus your own fresh pita bread!
Feasts of Resistance - Philippines
Thu., June 28, 7-9pm 
Food is a common language we all share, and this class is a perfect opportunity to learn about and support refugee issues on a local level, all while enjoying a delicious meal in the process. In this hands-on class, you'll learn how iconic dishes were created or affected by social or political unrest.
RSVPing is Even Easier with PGP's Updated Classes & Events Page
The PGP Classes & Events page got a facelift recently; we hope you're finding it easy to use!

One benefit of the change is a streamlined process to RSVP or buy tickets for classes and events. Scroll to the bottom of most event pages, and you'll find a new box where you can enter the number of tickets you'd like to purchase. Click "Register," enter your information, and you're done!
ABOUT PETERSON GARDEN PROJECT
Peterson Garden Project is a 501c3 Chicago-based nonprofit whose mission is to recruit, educate, and inspire everyone (seriously) to grow and cook their own food.
We change lives, families, and communities in the process.

All donations are tax deductible. Your support is much appreciated!