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Added Aug 17 2011

I'm a semi-new owner right on the border of Avondale / Logan Square, and I was wondering if anyone knew of close community gardens in the neighborhood.

  • Jacko Z just livin' in the hood

    Not that I am aware Barnabas, however you could start one! enough lots it seems.
    What street/block are you on?

  • Jen60647 Kimball & Schubert

    There is a community garden at Altgeld and Sawyer. http://altgeldsawyer.cornerfarmchicago.com/ It's the only one I am familiar with. Hopefully there are more and someone will update soon.

  • Anton/B southern boy in a big city

    http://greennetchicago.org/gardens/map

    Here's a map of community gardens all across Chicago. Maybe you can find one nearby, or maybe there's one near where you go to school/work/whatever.

  • there is one i believe on drake near school street

  • Barnabas California & Addison - Avondale Homeowner

    @Jack, I live on the block with Brands Park (between Henderson & Melrose) - where have you seen good lots that could be used? Do you live in the neighborhood?

    @MsMolly, is it a part of Avondale Park? I'll have to go check it out - any more specific directions as to where it is?

  • Stratford Place resident since 1993

    google a nonprofit agency called GreenCorps for more information about community gardens. This agency has a list of community gardens in the city and offers free plants of all sorts 3 times a year.

  • Francis Resident of Avondale

    Barnabas, here's the link for the garden MsMolly mentioned.

    http://www.mindfullivingchicago.blogspot.com/

  • There is a small garden west of you at Milwaukee and Central Park. I think they normally work on Saturday mornings. I can try and locate the contact information for you if you are interested.
    -erin.

  • Barnabas California & Addison - Avondale Homeowner

    Hey, thanks all!
    @Erin, that'd be great, could you see if there's any contact information?

  • Kay of East Village like a good neighbor.....

    Why don't the community gardens shovel the snow in the winter? Its very inconsiderate of your neighbors to only tend the property in the summer.

  • EveryBlock Becca Director of Community Management

    I know this is an old post, but I just discovered that you can look up community gardens by location on the park district website so I just wanted to pass the link along: http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/facilities/community-gardens/

  • Julia 3 year resident of Logan Square

    This is great! I love seeing other gardens and how people tend them so well. I'm still learning with my little backyard plot, but someday it'll look a little more impressive :)

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