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West Side Group Wants To Turn Vacant Lots Into Community Gardens With Free Fitness Programs

Marcelino Riley, who has competed on "American Ninja Warrior," is raising money to build wellness sanctuaries so residents can grow their own food and work out for free.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Community Stage At Historic Church Will Give Neighbors A Platform To Tell Their Own Stories

The stage being built at Stone Temple Missionary Baptist Church will host plays, spoken word poetry and gardening workshops.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Community Garden Getting Renovations So Seniors, People With Disabilities Can Use It

Paved walkways and raised planters will make it easier for people with disabilities to garden — including military veterans like garden founder Robert Hart.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

City Revises Fire Hydrant Policy That Left Community Gardens Dry

Advocates for Urban Agriculture also launched a grant to help gardens pay for tapping into hydrants under the new policy.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

They Paid $1,700 To Get Water For Their Community Garden, But City Won’t Turn On The Taps

The city has only issued six permits to community gardens this year after rolling out cumbersome requirements for water use.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Last Year It Cost $5 For West Side Community Gardens To Tap Into City Water. Now The Price Is $1,700

New regulations require community gardens use a pricey valve and union plumber to connect to fire hydrants. Gardeners say the new rule will hurt low-income Black communities the most.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale