Chicago Community Garden Tours
Join NeighborSpace and the Chicago Park District for a guided bus tour of Chicago's community gardens. Each tour will visit 5-7 of Chicago's hidden Edens while learning about the incredible past and future of urban gardening and agriculture in our City.
WHEN: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 26th (North Side), July 31st (South Side) and August 28th (North Side).
WHERE: Tours begin and end at the Chicago Tourism Center, 72 East Randolph (which is currently hosting an exhibit on urban gardening)*.
GARDENS: The North Side Tour plans to visit the Howard Area Community Garden, Bowmanville Gateway Garden, Ginkgo Organic Garden, Ruby Garden at Schreiber park, Chase Park Community Garden, others as time allows. The South Side Tour plans to visit the Rainbow Beach Victory Garden, Growing Power in Jackson Park, 62nd and Dorchester Garden, and others.
COST: Tours are free of charge, but donations are accepted. Each month we will present all the funds collected to a different community garden so they can build raised beds, buy tools and continue to grow.
Drinking water and light snacks will be provided. Registration is required.
*Tours are in conjunction with the exhibit, Chicago Is A Community Garden, which looks at urban gardens, vertical farming in the city, and urban chicken keepers through photographs, architectural drawings, and installations. Chicago is a Community Garden is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Chicago Office of Tourism.
NeighborSpace is a nonprofit urban land trust dedicated to preserving and sustaining community managed open spaces in Chicago.
Its network of almost 70 gardens provide thousands of people the opportunity to grow fruits, vegetables and flowers; to restore habitats; and create unique gathering places in their own neighborhoods.
NeighborSpace’s partners in the community can rest assured that the land will remain dedicated to conservation and their efforts will never be displaced.