Vedgewater Community Garden
We are part of the team of Garden Leaders running the garden, as well as growing a Commons in 6 beds and creating other educational and fun workshops and events!
Our plots include:
Beds of natives with plants donated from Loyola's Urban Agriculture Program
Bed of edibles from Loyola and Chicago Community Gardeners Association Donations and distributed to volunteers as well as the Edgewater Mutual Aid Network's weekly free food distribution
An apothecary herbal medicine plot
An ecofeminist garden
We also help tend to the community garden, with tasks including rash pick-up in common areas, weeding around the perimeter, and spreading wood chips / compost.
If you are a new gardener and interested in a plot please complete this waitlist form.
To join our volunteer mailing list, complete this form.
Tasks: planting, harvesting, watering, and caring for our EEC Commons and Grow To Give Food Pantry beds; trash pick up; stewarding our natural communal beds; cutting down and bagging up weeds and overgrowth; organizing communication station; cleaning tools and watering cans; connecting hoses, water troughs, and rain barrels.
What to bring: gardening or construction gloves (we have extras handy); loppers, heavy-duty snips, or other favorite garden tools (we have some, too); water to drink; layers of clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
If you'd like to garden with us for free and contribute to the commons, please reach out!