View NeighborSpace in a larger map Year Established: 2015 Local Leaders: South Austin Neighborhood Association (SANA) Community Group: Neighborhood Gardens NeighborSpace Partnership: 2017 The South Austin Neighborhood Association (SANA) has been organizing since 2015 to create a Veteran’s Peace Garden in the Austin community area. The garden’s mission is to be “A sanctuary of peace,… Read more Veteran’s Peace Garden
The City of Chicago is hosting a series of neighborhood workshops to address the region’s resilience to incidents of extreme weather, especially rainstorms that cause floods and related damage. The purpose of the workshops is to identify techniques and infrastructure improvements that foster sustainability and reduce damage to private and public property. Please attend to… Read more Weather Resilience Workshops
What makes your block into a neighborhood? For many residents of the Austin neighborhood, it’s Paradise Garden. Paradise Garden wasn’t always a paradise. In fact, the property once housed an abandoned building that the neighborhood children had to pass on their way to school. After a 14-year old girl was raped at the site, Mary Peery… Read more NeighborSpace Year in review: Paradise 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
View NeighborSpace in a larger map External article This garden started in 2008 with the help of Dorothy White and Mary Peery. The neighbors wanted a vacant lot on the block to become a safe, beautiful, public green space instead of just another building or, worse, a haven for gang activity. Clarence Burge and a… Read more LeClaire Community Garden
The Austin neighborhood in Chicago established after residents decided to clean up an abandoned lot that had become a site for crime. Neighbors banded together as the Austin Green Team to make the spot safe for Children who walked past it on their way to school.