If you encounter issues loading this site, please refresh the page by using Ctrl + F5 if on Windows or Cmd + Shift + R if on Mac.

Adult Opportunities

Small-Space Edible Gardens

Learn to grow a productive garden in even the smallest spaces.

Content Detail

Are you limited on garden space, but want to grow food this year? This workshop, led by experts from The GardenWorks Project, will give participants creative ways to maximize productivity in even the smallest of garden spaces. Whether you have a few containers on a patio or a few square feet in a backyard, you can grow your own vegetables. Learn tips for selection, intensive planting techniques, and care so you can start growing nutritious food at home.

The Edible Gardening Series highlights expertise from local organizations working with communities to support food security, environmental justice, and education and skill building.

About The GardenWorks Project

The GardenWorks Project is a nonprofit organization that serves families within the western Chicago region and promotes suburban organic agriculture to improve the well-being of the community, the environment, and those facing food insecurity. They empower, educate, and support all food growers in their efforts to nourish their families and neighbors in need. Since 2012, the organization has built food gardens for 415 families, supported 14 community gardens, and provided access to fresh produce to over 1600 individuals. In addition, the organization promotes the local food system with its Food Growers Network, a donation-based membership offering educational events, resources, and tools for the home gardener.

This program meets in person at The Morton Arboretum.

Instructor Jeannie Iseman, The Gardenworks Project, Inc.

Age: 16 and older


Jeannie Iseman, The Gardenworks Project, Inc.

Jeannie Iseman has been the executive director of The Gardenworks Project since 2016. With a passion for gardening and community building, Jeannie Iseman and her husband have spent many years using their backyard as an informal community garden for friends and neighbors.

Program Schedule

Saturday, March 11, 2023

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Sycamore Room, Visitor Center


Your support is vital to the Arboretum, where the power of trees makes a positive impact on people’s lives.

Make a gift