Chicago Botanic Garden

Education

North Lawndale Green Youth Farm

PHOTO: North Lawndale Farm

Construction on the North Lawndale Green Youth Farm began in the spring of 2005, building on the success of the North Chicago/Waukegan site. The land was preserved for the project by the City of Chicago's Department of Planning and Development and ultimately, Neighborspace, an urban land trust.

Regular Markets

NORTH LAWNDALE FARMER'S MARKET
Covenant Bank at Homan and Roosevelt
Wednesdays
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
July 10 – October 2. 2013

Chicago Botanic Garden Farmers' Market
First and third Sundays of the month
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
May – October 2013
Sustainably grown produce

Special Event Markets

Family Farmed Expo

GreenNet’s Green and Growing Fair

Garfield Park Conservatory County Fair

Chicago Botanic Garden’s
A Bloomin' Festival

Chicago Botanic Garden’s
Heirloom Tomato Weekend

Chicago Botanic Garden’s
Fall Bulb Festival

We accept WIC Farmer’s Market coupons, Senior Farmers' Market Coupons, and SNAP.

PHOTO: student cleans carrotsMuch of the first season at the new site was spent constructing raised beds in order to protect plant roots and crops from the contaminated soil (the prior site occupant was a dry cleaning plant). During the second season, 15 students helped to enhance the site through the addition of artwork, compost systems (vermicompost and "regular" compost), and more abundant crops.

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