Vedgewater Community Garden

We are growing a commons in 6 beds donated to us by the Peterson Garden Project!

Our plots include:

  • 2 beds of natives with plants donated from Loyola's Urban Agriculture Program

  • 2 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

  • 1 apothecary herbal medicine plot

  • 1 ecofeminist garden for seed, soil, and spinning w/ Melissa Potter

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.

2022 Workday Schedule

Saturdays, 10am - 12pm: 4/23, 5/21, 10/15

Weekdays, 5:30pm - sunset: 6/15, 7/15, 8/15, 9/15

RSVP on Eventbrite with Peterson Garden Project: HERE

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!

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