The 44th Ward’s community gardens offer a number of volunteer and hobbyist activities for all who are interested to join. Community gardens not only add beautiful sanctuaries to an already beautiful neighborhood but also promote a sense of community within the Lake View neighborhood. Because we live in a city that has limited space for private gardening, joining a community garden can be a good alternative to suit your gardening needs. Plant yourself in one of our community gardens today!
Lakeview Community Garden at Diversey
The Lakeview Community Garden at Diversey Harbor is a cluster of garden plots where neighbors come together to garden and grow community among the gardeners and the wider neighborhood. While primarily growing edibles, they also grow some ornamentals and butterfly attractors. The garden began in the summer of 2015 with the support of Alderman Tunney’s office, the Chicago Park District, Illinois Extension Services, Bacino’s Grill, and the Diversey Driving Range. The garden moved to its permanent site in Lincoln Park between Diversey and Surf at the beginning of the 2016 garden season. The very public garden allows the gardeners to provide beauty and an experience of community to our neighborhood.
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Fletcher Community Garden
The Lakeview Community Garden is a group of Chicago community gardeners who have come together to grow. Gardening does much more than put fresh, healthy and organic food on the table, it helps build stronger communities by connecting gardeners to their neighbors, improve health and encourages a sustainable lifestyle. Originally started in October of 2014, the garden moved from a lot just east of the Belmont train station to its permanent home, at 935 W. Fletcher.
For more information, please visit the garden’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/LakeviewCommunityGardenChicago/.
Roscoe Community Garden
The newest community garden within the 44th Ward began its growing season in May of 2018, with help and support from the Chicago Park District and the University of Illinois- Extension Services. Located just south of the Roscoe underpass, east of Lake Shore Drive; in addition to the beautiful garden, Belmont Harbor is less than 50 ft. beyond. Garden plots grow both edible and ornamental plants.
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