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Natural Awakenings Chicago

Get Money Back on Landscaping Purchases

Sep 26, 2012 10:42AM

The Chicago Sustainable Backyards Program is offering residents up to 50 percent rebates on local purchases of trees (up to $100), native plants (up to $60 rebate), compost bins (up to $50) and rain barrels (up to $40).

This educational and incentive program highlights the many ways Chicago residents can create more environmentally friendly landscapes in their yards. Residents are not required to attend a Sustainable Backyards Workshop to receive a rebate form. Workshops are offered for residents that want to learn more about the program or the basics of installing and maintaining rain barrels, compost bins, native plants and trees.

Download rebate forms, a list of suggested retailers and educational resources at For more information, email [email protected]. A backyard flooding survey is available at