“Urbs in Horto” (City in a Garden), Motto of the city of Chicago adopted in 1837 and appears on Chicago's Corporate Seal.
The name "Chicago" is the French rendering of the Miami-Illinois name shikaakwa, meaning “wild leek” or the smell of onions. The name initially applied to the river, but later came to denote the site of the city.
Welcome to our farm! It's winter here in Chicago and today gave us a lil reminder of why we put ourselves through this each year (well not me, I just moved here from California, but you get the idea). We are about to begin a transformative journey into the realm of urban gardening and we're excited for you to join us.