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The Issue: Limited Food and Green Space in Logan Square

In the Logan Square neighborhood, 11.7% of residents face food insecurity, which means 8,828 people do not know where their next meal is coming from, according to data from Chicago’s Food Bank. Even food pantries in the area face difficulties supplying fresh fruit and vegetables to residents due to lack of storage and shipping concerns. And as one of Chicago’s most densely populated areas, Logan Square has the second least amount of open space per capita in the city. Supporting existing community gardens ensures they provide fresh produce for hungry residents and offer much needed green space, which has been shown to reduce crime and provide health benefits in urban areas, according to a study from the American Journal of Epidemiology.

The Campaign: Improving an Existing Community Garden

All donations raised by this Grassroots campaign will be used by Corner Farm Chicago-Altgeld Sawyer to improve the community garden and produce more vegetables for local families through Christopher House's food pantry. With $700 total raised, Altgeld Sawyer will be able to purchase untreated lumber to move garden beds to sunnier locations, replace aging wood for raised beds, and build informative signs for the garden. With $800 total raised, the organization can also install drip irrigation and water catchment systems in garden beds to reduce its weekly water need. With $1,200 total raised, the organization can also purchase nutrient amendments for the soil to increase produce yield and expand the planting program. Additional funds will be used for projects that benefit the garden and will appear on the Corner Farm website.

Corner Farm Chicago – Altgeld Sawyer Corner Farm

All donations raised by this Grassroots campaign will be used by Corner Farm Chicago-Altgeld Sawyer to improve the community garden and produce more vegetables for local youth. With $700 total raised, Altgeld Sawyer will be able to purchase untreated lumber to move garden beds to sunnier locations, replace aging wood for raised beds, and build informative signs for the garden. With $800 total raised, the organization can also install drip irrigation and water catchment systems in garden beds to reduce its weekly water need. With $1,200 total raised, the organization can also purchase nutrient amendments for the soil to increase produce yield and expand the planting program. Additional funds will be used for projects that benefit the garden and will appear on the Corner Farm website.

In a Nutshell

Donations replace aging wood in garden beds, build an irrigation system, and add nutrients to the soil in a Logan Square community garden

The Fine Print

100% of donations go directly to Corner Farm Chicago - Altgeld Sawyer Corner Farm. Donations are automatically applied. See Grassroots FAQs that apply to this campaign. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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