Last year I heard (can't remember how) about a great greenhouse/nursery in the Western Suburbs whose mission was to give folks with developmental disabilities training and work experience while providing high-quality plants and seedlings to the public. I was intrigued, but never had the time to go. Finally, this spring I made it there.
We Grow Dreams is a great source for beautiful flowers and vegetable seedlings. I took the kids on Mother's Day, and purchased some eggplant, summer squash and winter squash seedlings for the vegetable garden.
We had a great time wandering in and out of the greenhouses admiring all the plants.
In an unrelated note: thanks for the Thing 2 shirt, Shannon!
The good folks at We Grow Dreams have an extensive aquaponic vegetable garden.
Of course, while I was marveling at the entire system, Little Guy and Little Miss were fascinated with the fish...
...which the folks at WGD were kind enough to let them feed. It made their day!
If you are in the western suburbs, be sure to check out We Grow Dreams in West Chicago. Happy shopping!
***Disclaimer: We Grow Dreams has no idea who I am. But I was VERY impressed with their seedlings, and their mission, and I just had to share this organization with you!