One Heirloom Project

One Heirloom Project, a collaboration of local businesses and community gardens, is in full bloom. In its inaugural year, One Heirloom Project’s mission is to encourage urban gardeners to connect as a community through growing the same plant. This year’s plant is an organic heirloom tomato, German Pink. Known for its meaty flesh, German Pink is a wonderful canning tomato.

Plants are $3.50 each and will be available for sale at Green Home Experts, 823. S. Oak Park Ave., next week. Those interested are encouraged to pre-order their plants as only 150 are available. Profits from the sales will benefit the Forest Park Community Garden and Root-Riot.

Throughout the season, gardeners will connect with each other at to share advice, pictures and anecdotes about their German Pinks. Photo contests will be held around harvest time, as well as a potluck dinner to showcase the delicious fruits.

At the end of the summer, Green Home Experts will offer canning classes for German Pink growers. Classes on pickling and applesauce making will also be offered. For more information regarding the One Heirloom Project, or to pre-order plants, please contact Green Home Experts at (708) 660-1443 or

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    Gina said,

    Maria – I’m super excited about this project! Especially since I am not already growing and have never grown German Pink before. Thank you so much for organizing this!

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