The North Lawndale Greening Committee has two workdays scheduled soon.
First: Saturday, April 20 at the preSERVE Garden at 1233 S Central Park.
Our partners for this garden are Slow Food Chicago, the Chicago Honey Co-op, NeighborSpace, and the North Lawndale Greening. We focus on healthy food production in this garden. Last year we raised five varieties of sweet potatoes, crowder peas, blackeyed peas, kale, tomatoes, basil, lettuce, potatoes, and other foods. We also planted a number of dwarf fruit trees. This year we want to honor (preServe) African-American culinary history and support the Ark of Taste by planting (and eating) foods that are in danger of extinction.All Harvest Team Members meet at 9:00 amWe will document and track our harvest throughout the season. We will also document where the harvest is going (food pantry, local neighbors, volunteers, etc.)Workday for volunteers is from 10:00 am to 1:00 pmWorkplan:
- removing debris from the garden beds
- moving and adding compost to our garden beds
- planting some seedlings that can withstand cool temperatures
- reorganizing the compost binThis is heavy work, so wear your work clothes (including work shoes) and bring your work gloves. Please bring your own lunch. Please email me if you plan to come out and help us.
This is a Chicago Cares workday and it begins at 9:00 am and ends at 2:00 pmWorkplan:
- General maintenance: weed, lay mature compost, turn compost
- Trim vines on pergola
- Water seal the pergola
- Cut back some plants on southwest berm
- Construct two new raised beds
- Build two picnic benches
- Planting cool weather vegetables
- Other tasks as needed
Want to join in? Contact North Lawndale Greening Committee’s Dr. Shemuel Israel at email@example.com.