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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.

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Greater Englewood Community Gardens

A tour sponsored by the Greater Englewood Garden Association, Chicago, IL, July 17, 2010


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“We must knit together this energy and end this food desert.”

Cordia Pugh, Greater Englewood Garden Association



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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.


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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.


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Jenna Austin of Holy Angels Church Garden, the foundation of a

5929 S. Winchester





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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.


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Jean Carter-Hill 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.



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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.


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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.



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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

jsamuels@openlands.org or call 312-863-6256.

Seeding Chicago, July 2010