Our Helping Gardens
Paul was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), a childhood cancer of the soft tissue. Paul's cancer is located in the bile of his liver.
Paul is the 3 year old son of Barrington Police Officer Garrett Oberkircher.
If you wish to donate directly to the Oberkircher Family,
Please send checks payable to: Garrett Oberkircher
Barrington Police Department
c/o Patches for Paul
400 N Northwest Hwy
Barrington, IL 60010
Together in 2013 we built a garden for a Piper Novak in Deer Park, IL who wished for a vegetable garden.
Cals Angels Granting Wishes!
It’s been a long journey for Piper and her family. Piper, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in June 2010 at the age of 2 ½. Piper began chemotherapy. Shortly thereafter, Piper lost all of her curly baby hair, did not eat solid food for four months and lost her voice as a result of the chemotherapy’s intensity.
"Yesterday was a very special and fun day for our family... The awesome folks at Cal's Angels (a local organization that grants wishes to kids fighting cancer in memory of Cal Sutter), with the generous help of Michael E. Hogg, supreme gardener, and his volunteer crew, made Piper's wish for her very own vegetable garden come true! It took us a long time to think of something that Piper would enjoy for many years to come and we think she made the perfect wish! Thank you Michael, Cal's Angels and Stacey Skjoldager Sutter for giving the gift of healthy eating to Piper! She had a wonderful time getting dirty and is anxiously awaiting the arrival of her veggies!" J. Novak
Thank you for your support.
Hop on for the ride of your LIFE!!!!!
Plant Type Hardiness When to Plant
Based on Average Day of Last Frost (April 15th.)
Beans, bush & pole frost-sensitive On ADLF
Beets moderately-hardy 2–3 weeks before
Berries moderately-hardy 2–3 weeks before
Broccoli hardy 4 weeks before
Cabbage hardy 4 weeks before
Carrots moderately-hardy 2–3 weeks before
Cauliflower hardy 4 weeks before
Celery moderately-hardy 2–3 weeks before
Chard moderately-hardy 2–3 weeks before
Corn frost-sensitive On ADLF
Cucumbers frost-intolerant 2–3 weeks after
Kohlrabi hardy 4 weeks before
Lettuce, leaf & head hardy 4 weeks before
Melons frost-intolerant 2–3 weeks after
Onions, green & bulb hardy 4 weeks before
Parsley moderately-hardy 2–3 weeks before
Parsnips moderately-hardy 2–3 weeks before
Peas, bush & pole hardy 4 weeks before
Peppers frost-intolerant 2–3 weeks after
Potatoes moderately-hardy 2–3 weeks before
Radishes hardy 4 weeks before
Spinach hardy 4 weeks before
Squash frost-intolerant 2–3 weeks after
Tomatoes frost-sensitive On ADLF
Turnips moderately-hardy 2–3 weeks before
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