6062Trees: Sembrando Bajo el Sol

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Community organizing for this garden started in 2008. Over the years, this space has been transformed from a concrete lot into a flourishing garden thanks to the support of community residents, local churches, schools and organizations. The garden is run as an allotment garden, so each garden bed is cared for by a family, individual or organization. The beds, trees, perennials, shed and water barrels were installed this year and more beds will be built in order to respond to demand from residents. The side lot near the beautiful mural, installed by a local artist and a group of Little Village youth, will house a picnic area, a community theater, and a rain garden. This garden is one of Enlace’s Pocket Parks and receives support from NeighborSpace, Positive Space, and the Midwest Ecological Landscaping Association among others.