Chicago Sustainable Backyards Program

rain barrels

The City of Chicago has what looks like an amazing program to help you maintain a sustainable yard. They offer residents up to 50% back on local purchases of trees, native plants, compost bins and rain barrels (up to certain amounts). See the website for downloadable rebate forms, participating garden centers, a list of educational workshops and resource links (such as the beautiful “Shedd Aquarium’s The Care & Keeping of Worms Guide”)!

I’ve never used this program (I’m an apartment dweller with nary a yard), so if you have please leave a comment to let us know how it worked for you.

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Posted on: May 1st, 2012 by Gette

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