Day: June 17, 2012

Unity Park

View NeighborSpace in a larger map Year Established: 2000 Local Leader:  Marion Perkins Community Group: Unity Park Committee NeighborSpace Partnership: 2002

El Paseo Community Garden

View NeighborSpace in a larger map External site In February of 2009, five residents founded Growing Station (now known as El Paseo) community garden. They wanted to grow their own food and contribute to their community. They began searching for a vacant lot to build an organic community vegetable garden, eventually asking Alderman Danny Solis… Read more El Paseo Community Garden

Riverbank Neighbors

View NeighborSpace in a larger map External site Riverbank Neighbors was organized in 1993-4 to try to fix up the east bank of the river from Montrose to Berteau. It was a dump: barren, eroded, and a hiding place for rascals of all types. Neighbors began by removing tons of debris, trimming back vines, building… Read more Riverbank Neighbors

Morse School Bird Habitat

View NeighborSpace in a larger map For the past decade, Audrey Williams has led efforts to beautify this lot, growing peaches, plums, and flowers as well as tending to an apple tree. Students from the nearby charter school often take pictures in the garden after graduation ceremonies. Contact: 773.826.6461

Lawndale Heritage Garden

View NeighborSpace in a larger map Created in July of 2007, this garden enhances and beautifies the community. The gardeners have sought to create a peaceful, beautiful place where neighbors can come together to work, talk, and get acquainted with each other.

Lion’s Garden

View NeighborSpace in a larger map The garden was spearheaded by Maggie Martinez, a lifetime resident of Humboldt Park and Block Club President. The garden started in 1995 with a grant from Chicago Botanic Gardens. The Alderman supported the project if they would involved the local school, Lowell Elementary School. The garden helped beautify the… Read more Lion’s Garden