Gardens: Getting your hands dirty

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Spring is here; the rain, the crocuses, and green grass tell me so. It can be hard to find space to grow (plants), feel nature in the city, but there's lots of community groups out there doing it. Dig your hands in the earth - get muddy connecting to nature and community.  Check out 61st St Community Garden at Risk - a thought provoking essay by Jamie Kalven.

MIT has ROBOT GARDENERS! - UChicago: the gauntlet has been thrown down.

The image below is a detail from's map of South Side Community Gardens.

Woodlawn Gardens.JPGSome Local Community Organizations that run Gardens:
Citywide Resources:
My favorite local environmental & community development organization:
University Resources:


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Erin said:

I had no idea there were so many kinds of crocus!

Bart Schultz said:

If you are interested in doing some highly meaningful, interdisciplinary community garden, please do contact the CKP's Sustainability Partners network!

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