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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

Austin Teens Are Turning A Liquor Store Into A Pop-Up Food Market

The project aims to address the lack of healthy food options on the West Side, which is considered a food desert.

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

Along With Health Care Disparity, Effects Of Food Deserts Likely Making Coronavirus More Deadly For Black Chicagoans

“When you live in a country that does not allocate its resources fairly, you will always have populations of people that will suffer greater."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Want To End Austin’s Food Desert Status? Vote To Help Open Forty Acres Grocery Store

The fresh market is competing for a $50,000 grant that would allow it to open a store, ending "food apartheid," its founder said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale