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Mozart’s Community Garden is a neighborhood community garden in the beginning stages. Its mission is to serve the community in the southeast corner of Humboldt Park. It’s a collaboration by neighbors seeking to bring more community space to the area, growing their own food in a food desert, beautifying the area, and growing as a community. The garden’s location is on an abandoned CHA lot at the corner of Mozart and Walton Avenue which has been vacant for over 16 years. The vision of this garden is a children’s garden where children can grow their own sunflowers, sugar snap peas, and bean teepees. Gardeners will provide instruction on water conservation, composting, plant care, nutrition, and cooking with fresh produce.
Cultural activities will involve art instruction and entertainment to be provided by neighborhood artists such as musicians and professional potters. In order to engage a broader community, the gardeners hope to install raised beds with seating for neighbors who are elderly and disabled.