• Great Grow Along

    by Mike Sula / Chicago Reader / March 12, 2021

    It was about a year ago that master gardener and City Grange garden center founder LaManda Joy told me about the Great Grow Along, her plot to revive the Victory Garden movement, the worldwide World War II-era gardening campaign that provided food security for millions during disruptions to the supply chain. “Maybe this is the moment I was born for,” she told me.

    The timing seemed right during the spring onset of a worldwide pandemic that kept most of us at home with not much to do. But the pandemic itself, along with the opening of City Grange retail locations north and south, put the brakes on organizational efforts. Read more HERE

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