One Heirloom Project 2012

One Heirloom Project is in full bloom! In its second year, One Heirloom Project’s mission is to encourage urban gardeners to connect as a community through growing the same plant. Throughout the month of February the public was invited to vote for any of the following tomatoes: Green Zebra, Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, or Arkansas Traveler.

The winner will be revealed on our Facebook page and newsletter on March 13th.

One Heirloom Project participants are encouraged to share pictures, stories, advice and information about their tomatoes throughout the growing season. They’ll be able to post on our blog, Facebook and Twitter. We will also have a potluck party to showcase the delicious fruit during harvest time. Additionally, stay tuned for our very popular canning classes! They’re returning to our schedule this year and will be held inside our newly expanded store!

Plants are $3.50 each and will be available for sale at Green Home Experts, 811 South Blvd in Oak Park, in May. Those interested are encouraged to pre-order their plants as only 200 are available. Profits from the sales will benefit the Forest Park Community Garden and Root-Riot. Call us at 708-660-1443 or email us at to reserve your plants today.

Throughout the season, gardeners will connect with each other at to share advice, pictures and anecdotes about their tomatoes. 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 One Heirloom participants. 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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