GrowUptown

Contact Information: Visit the Peterson Garden Project website
Address: 4525 N Kenmore Ave
Neighborhood/Community Area: Uptown
Garden Established: 2015
Protected by NeighborSpace: Leased 2018
Social Media/Website:
Facebook: GrowUptown
Website: Peterson Garden Project
Community Partners: Uptown United, Uplift High School, Heartland Health Center

About the Garden: In 2015 Uptown residents approached the Peterson Garden Project (PGP) to find a location for a community vegetable allotment garden. In June of 2017 46th Ward Alderman Cappelman approached PGP with the proposed site at 4525 N Kenmore Avenue. The land is a public right of way that has been closed off to traffic for many years.

The planned community garden is comprised of two sections. On the north there are 154 raised beds with a focus on organic vegetable gardening. On the southern tip is a small, open perennial garden with a path, seating, shade tree, bike parking and peace pole.