Year: 2012

6900 South Dante Garden

View NeighborSpace in a larger map The Dante Garden is an open park setting with a centerpiece dedicated to Mrs. A. W. Malone. Mrs. Malone was the original backer and financial supporter of the garden and its development. The space contains two smaller gardens on each end of the open park setting, with many annual… Read more 6900 South Dante Garden

Ashford Annie Beck Garden

View NeighborSpace in a larger map This garden was started after a house was torn down and the neighbors (the Ashford family) decided to transform the lot into a garden to beautify the neighborhood. The garden was originally called the Ashford Garden, was renamed the Keystone Garden, and finally, after garden leader Annie Beck passed… Read more Ashford Annie Beck Garden

3317 West Walnut Garden

View NeighborSpace in a larger map The garden was founded in 1980 by Nathaniel Dean. Two homes originally sat on the lot, but burned and were demolished. Mr. Dean and his family cleaned up the lot and transformed it into a community garden. Mr. Dean and family are the primary gardeners, but others from the… Read more 3317 West Walnut Garden

Mercy Housing Youth Garden

View NeighborSpace in a larger map External site Mercy Housing Lakefront, located in Austin, provides support and housing for individuals who would not otherwise be able to afford it. There, the Mercy Housing Garden partners with the Angelic Organics Learning Center, and has sold produce to neighbors via a weekly vegetable stand throughout the growing… Read more Mercy Housing Youth Garden

Campbell Co-Op Community Garden

View NeighborSpace in a larger map External site Campbell Co-Op Community Garden is located in Humboldt Park. A youth program is run out of the garden each summer, and a harvest of vegetables and flowers are sold through HomeGrown Chicago Farmers Market at 2626 W. Division Street.

Betty Swan Community Arboretum

View NeighborSpace in a larger map The Betty Swan Community Arboretum is a living laboratory in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood where residents, students, and treekeepers learn about and practice caring for city trees. This arboretum was previously called the Arthington Community Garden, created by Betty Swan in 1997, a resident leader of the 3800 W.… Read more Betty Swan Community Arboretum

500 West 103rd Place Garden

View NeighborSpace in a larger map This garden was born after a house was torn down in the neighborhood, leaving a vacant lot that the block club decided to clean up and transform into a beautified community space. The garden specializes in flowers, including perennials such as Easter lilies. Contact: 773.239.0722