Chicago City Vegetable Garden

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Grant Park "Art on the Farm" Urban Agriculture Potager

Nothing is more amazing than walking through congested downtown Chicago and looking over to see a swath of corn and tomatoes. Located in Grant Park at the intersection of E. Congress Parkway & S. Columbus Drive the Art on the Farm Urban Agriculture Potager is positively AMAZING!
 
The garden, established in 2005 was a partnership between the community organization--Growing Power , the Chicago Park District, and Moore Landscapes, Inc. The 20,000 square foot urban farm on Chicago’s lakefront is adjacent to Buckingham Fountain and Lincoln Memorial in Grant Park.   Over 150 varieties of heirloom vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers are grown at the urban farm in the heart of downtown Chicago.

According to their website, the community organization Growing Power transforms communities by supporting people from diverse backgrounds and the environments in which they live through the development of Community Food Systems.  These systems provide high-quality, safe, healthy, affordable food for all residents in the community. Growing Power develops Community Food Centers, as a key component of Community Food Systems, through training, active demonstration, outreach, and technical assistance.
 
Will Allen, the Chief Executive Officer states, "If people can grow safe, healthy, affordable food, if they have access to land and clean water, this is transformative on every level in a community.  I believe we cannot have healthy communities without a healthy food system."

If you’re in the Chicago area soon, be sure to check out this jewel of a garden.


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jakerios writes: its systematic.
Posted: 4:52 am on February 9th
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