Friday, June 5, 2009

The Year of the Blue Lake Pole Bean

Until a few days ago, I didn't even know that it was the year of the blue lake pole bean -- right here in Chicago. Did you?

You might have heard about the One Book, One Chicago program which encourages Chicagoans to all read the same book and then attend various events and discussion groups about the selection.

Well, One Seed Chicago is the same idea. This year, Chicago is growing blue lake pole beans. Participants can share pictures, growing tips and photos on their website. Every household in Chicago is entitled to a free package of seeds.

I love this idea and I don't like to feel left out. Our seeds came in the mail today. I am a little bit late to the party on this, but I found some room in my already crowded garden and planted our first bean crop.

Click here to order your seed packet and get them in the ground asap.


Bethany said...

Such a great idea! Chicago is a smart city!

Tan Family said...

What a great idea! Love it. Good luck growing the beans.