6062Trees: Sembrando Bajo el Sol

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information: Maria Herrera – Enlace Chicago
Address: 2612-2616 S Trumbull Avenue
Neighborhood/Community Area: Little Village/South Lawndale
Garden Established: 2008
Protected by NeighborSpace: 2014
Social Media/Website: Enlace Chicago, www.enlacechicago.org
Community Partners: Enlace Chicago

About the garden: In Little Village, the vibrant community that proudly welcomes visitors with a warm bienvenidos, a concrete lot was transformed into – 6062Trees: Sembrando Bajo el Sol or “sowing in the sun.” Under the leadership of Enlace, the help of community partners and resident volunteers, 6062Trees has evolved into a flourishing allotment garden that is cared for by local individuals, families, and organizations.

In addition to addressing the need for increased growing spaces, this  2017 Chicago Excellence in Gardening Award winner offers a place for community activities, educational opportunities, artistic expression, and a welcoming play area for Little Village youth.