Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Ravenswood community gardens add terrific aesthetic, neighborhood pride

I happened on two community gardens on the same day in the Ravenswood area.

Chase Park's Community Garden is located east of the field house next to the tennis courts.  Here's a nice story with information on how to register.

This community garden is located just west of the Montrose Brown Line stop on a vacant lot in a busy commercial strip.  The Montrose Green Community Garden is a very interesting partnership when experts and land owners just say "yes".

I think community gardens (edible and not so edible), public art, music and inviting places to gather or sit are essential to a welcoming neighborhood.  The gardens say a lot about quality of life and community involvement.

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