First Presbyterian Church has fostered community gardens since the nineteenth century. Its now-former pastor nearly put an end to that. The garden story is the cover feature of this week's South Side Weekly! Grab a veggie juice and take a deep dive into the long legacy of the 65th & Woodlawn Gardens dating back to the early 20th century! It's an enlightening read with many historical facts and well worth your time. Thanks to Emeline Posner Em El Pos and her team for this well-researched article and to the South Side Weekly for putting this story front and center. We are so inspired and motivated to continue growing and building the gardens in Woodlawn for many, many years to come! Join us!
Congratulations and Thank You! to everyone who worked on this bill to make it easier to start and sustain urban growing spaces in Illinois. Now for the governor's signature!