Greater Englewood Community Gardens. A tour sponsored by the Greater Englewood Garden Association, Chicago, IL, July 17, 2010. “We must knit together this energy and end this food desert. ” Cordia Pugh, Greater Englewood Garden Association.
A tour sponsored by the Greater Englewood Garden Association, Chicago, IL, July 17, 2010
Cordia Pugh, Greater Englewood Garden Association
Eloise Baskin started gardening in her backyard and eventually expanded to two vacant lots next to her house. The lots became Morgan Way of Peace Garden, which includes a hoop house so residents can grow vegetables year round.
Holy Angels Church Garden, 5929 S. Winchester, is built on the foundation of a
demolished building. The neighborhood, including youth, came together to create
the garden, which helps to beautify a street that has several vacant lots.
5929 S. Winchester
Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 6034 S. Princeton, has a food garden.
Blackberries are among the food grown in cedar wood boxes behind the church.
Nicholson School Garden, 6006 S. Peoria, was organized by Jean Carter-Hill of Imagine Englewood. The garden is behind the school on land owned by Chicago Public Schools. She wants the garden to become a teaching tool for children.
In the community.
Cordia Pugh has a backyard garden and has helped other residents learn to garden as a way to build community, create jobs and businesses and put vacant lots into productive use.
Cordia Pugh gardens in her backyard and encourages others in Englewood to garden
as a way to build community, create jobs and businesses and reconnect with their
Southern agricultural heritage.
Greater Englewood Garden Association is a coalition of residents and
local organizations who meet monthly to share garden information and
knowledge. For more information, call or email Julie at
[email protected] or call 312-863-6256.
Seeding Chicago, July 2010