Community Gardens as Neighborhood Resources

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 Chicago Humanities Festival's Neighborhood Initiative.

Location and Schedule:

- This program will be held in-person at the Rainbow Beach Victory Garden on July 24th at 10:30 a.m.

- 10:00 am: Seating opens

- 10:30 - 11:30 am: Panel Discussion

- 11:30 am - 1:00 pm: Optional tours and activities

Image courtesy of Chicago Humanities Festival