Keeler Gardens Welcomes Summer 2018 Interns

Four high school interns from across Chicago pose for a picture, standing in the right foreground in a group on a sidewalk with a sign that reads “Welcome, Keeler Gardens.” In the background, mostly to the left, is the Keeler Gardens educational pollinator habitat, freshly planted, with a variety of Illinois native pollinator plants.

This summer, Keeler Gardens is proud to say we have seven new interns working and learning with us! Four of them are participating through privately funded internships, and three we host through the After School Matters summer internship program. After School Matters works with more than 23,000 companies to provide…

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What’s up with the Cardboard in the Keeler Gardens Pollinator Habitat?

The parkway, grassy area between the sidewalk and the street, is completely covered with corrugated cardboard. This is the first step of lasagna gardening for the future pollinator habitat at Keeler Gardens.

Pollinator Habitat Progresses We promised you regular updates about the pollinator habitat and we do have news.  Let’s start with the apparent mess in the parkway. You may be wondering why it looks like a random dispersion of debris, rest assured there is a method to our madness. Our parkway…

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Flower Arrangements at Keeler Gardens

Flowers and Foliage on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Join us at Keeler Gardens for an afternoon of flowers and foliage. We will have an abundance of dried flowers and branches for you to choose from, like eucalyptus, yarrow, birch, dogwood, and some unique accents, too. Although there…

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