Edna White Garden in the News, Looking for Volunteers


A nice piece on the evolving community at Edna White Garden:

“We could use bee keepers, mowers and someone who is interested in keeping hops growing on a trellis,” Figel said.”I’d also like to see the space used for public art, and it would be really nice to get a greenhouse in that area.I’m sure there are folks in the community who have ideas and would like to volunteer to make their ideas happen.”

The Edna White Garden, located near the police station on 111th Street, 1812-26 W. Monterey Ave., is part of NeighborSpace, a nonprofit urban land trust in Chicago. Residents in a community put in “sweat equity” in maintaining the garden, and NeighborSpace helps with costs such as providing insurance, access to water and links to support networks.

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