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Contest Tue Jan 10 2012

One Seed Chicago Voting Is Open!

Considering the balmy winter we have had, I bet I'm not the only urban gardener already wanting to plan out this summer's plantings. One Seed Chicago has opened up voting for their annual seed contest with three very herby candidates. Cilantro, basil or chamomile are in the running to be the continuous thread sewn through Chicago's gardens. Here's how it works: you vote for your favorite seed of the summer, and NeighborSpace will send you a packet of the seeds free for you to plant. Profiles of each seed/plant are available on the One Seed website, so read up and vote today!

One Seed Chicago is an urban greening project of NeighborSpace, Chicago's land trust for community gardens.

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One Seed Chicago / January 11, 2012 3:59 PM

Thanks for writing about One Seed Chicago again this year. We're excited about the candidates and getting more Chicagoans involved in greening our city.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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