The South East Chicago Commission (SECC) grant is “designed to enhance the physical attractiveness of the Hyde Park-South Kenwood, North Kenwood-Oakland, Woodlawn, and Washington Park communities. Since 1999, we have collectively granted nearly $500,000 in beautification funds.” Brickyard Garden, a NeighborSpace-protected site, was one of this year’s winners. Congratulations!
Brickyard Garden is an allotment garden serving 25 families in Woodlawn and South Hyde Park. They have always donated extra produce, but this year they decided to do it in a more organized way by dedicating plots for donation. This allowed them to ask their recipient, Living Room Café, what produce they preferred. This season… Read more Share the Harvest: Brickyard Garden
View NeighborSpace in a larger map The garden was founded in 1978 by members of the block working with the block club. They sought to clean up a vacant lot and turn it into a garden to beautify the block. There are 25 families from Woodlawn and South Hyde Park that garden at this allotment… Read more Brickyard Garden