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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


Workdays


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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