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Nature Play Time at El Paseo Community Garden!

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El Paseo Community Garden

947 W. Cullerton Street

Chicago, IL 60608

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Join us for a family nature play pop-up and design "station" workshop.

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As part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, join us to explore the benefits of playing in and with nature, right in the middle of the city! Children benefit greatly from playing outside; and natural environments provide both place and parts for deep satisfying imaginative play. Community gardens are ideal places, not only for growing food and community, but also for growing healthy playful children. El Paseo Community Garden, with support from NeighborSpace's West Side Nature Play Initiative and the Chicago Park District, will host "nature play stations" around their site. Drop in and visit the stations, play a little, and get ideas for your own play spaces in your garden, your yard, your school, and help envision El Paseo Community Garden's future nature play area. Now more than ever, we need to connect with each other, play with each other, and trust each other. These "natural play interventions" are a unique way to get in touch with both nature and your children. Stations will include "Creating Adventurous Pathways", "Noticing Nature", "A Loose Part Nature Trading Station", and more.

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El Paseo Community Garden

947 W. Cullerton Street

Chicago, IL 60608

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Since 2009, El Paseo Community Garden (founded as Growing Station) has been fostering community and wellness for Pilsen residents through stewardship, conservation, placemaking, partnerships, programming, and community gardening. The garden is one of many NeighborSpace protected and community managed spaces in Chicago, with over an acre of equitable greenspace maintained by volunteers and donations. El Paseo’s mission is to strengthen environmental stewardship and civic engagement while protecting equitable green space on behalf of the community. Their governance and leadership structure allows for anyone with a desire to make an impact to do so, growing not only healthy food, but community leaders as well. The outdoor space has become a community center and partner for anyone willing to share accessible community resources. Their goal is to Empower through Nature.

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