Join the Chicago Humanities Festival Neighborhood Initiative at the Rainbow Beach Victory Garden on July 24th, 10:30am, for a discussion on community gardens.
In neighborhoods all over Chicago, community gardens bring people together. They offer beauty and respite, preserve foodways, support well-being and social cohesion, and facilitate neighborhood self-sufficiency. As part of our Neighborhood Initiative, CHF and community-based partner organizations on the South Side co-create a morning of conversation and exploration in and around the historic Rainbow Beach Victory Garden. A panel of urban agriculture leaders will discuss the importance of community gardening on the South Side, and local partners will offer hands-on engagement with the surroundings—including tours, demonstrations, scavenger hunts, and more!
This program is part of CHF’s Neighborhood Initiative. With a new series co-created over the past year with 20+ local partners on the South Side and with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Initiative focuses on building deeper, sustained connections in Chicago neighborhoods through programming that reflects community priorities.