Howard Area Community Gardens
Contact: Sr. Cecilia Fandel
One of Chicago’s only large-scale allotment gardens, over 40 plots are tended by area residents with much of the produce supplying the Howard Area soup kitchen. Overlooked by the Red and Purple lines, this garden is also the furthest north Chicago community garden.
1200 N. Clybourn
In the shadows of Chicago Housing Authority’s Cabrini Green, this ½ acre farm grows produce sold to many of the city’s upscale restaurants and chefs.
3250 W. Adams
Contact: Carol Williams
Located across the street from the high school, ¾’s of an acre of plots grown vegetables and flowers for sale at farmer’s markets and a local food bank.
Located on the city’s Southeast side, just blocks from Lake Michigan, this garden has united a community around food and environmental concerns. Now expanded into multiple gardens the neighborhood residents are active in addressing nutrition concerns as well as the environmental issues of the City.
3539 W. Ogden
Contact: Angela Mason, Chicago Botanic Gardens
This program located on the city’s west side works with area youth to design the garden, plant crops and bring produce to market. The youth work with Chicago Botanic Gardens staff as well as chefs, local schools and community leaders to grow the garden and this community.