The 71st and Crandon Organic Garden is located on three vacant city lots in the heart of South Shore. The garden was born as a result of the 5th Ward Participatory Budget Process and the dedication of South Shore residents. There were months of public meetings at which members of the community asked for multiple community gardens. This desire was winnowed down to a single vision for a garden on the corner of 71st and Crandon. The project would go on to receive more votes than any other in the particpatory budgeting process!
In May 2016, the garden was born when 200 hours of volunteer service were donated by moving multiple yards of mulch and soil and planting a total of 19 trees and shrubs: 2 black cherry trees, 5 American plum trees, 1 black walnut tree, 1 pecan tree, 5 hazelnut shrubs, 2 bald cypress, 2 swamp white oaks and 1 linden tree.
We have 42 individual raised beds available. Each bed is leased for $25 for the growing season. Gardeners are limited to a maximum of 1 bed. All beds are required to contain primarily vegetables. Deadline for payment is April 15th, 2021.
Thank you for your continued support and encouragement. Please share any questions or suggestions with us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also see our website 71standcrandongarden.com
A Note About Your Donation
Your donation, earmarked for Crandon Gardens, will appear on your bank or credit card statement as a charge from NeighborSpace, the nonprofit land trust that protects over 100 community gardens across Chicago. All donations to this page will do directly to the Crandon Gardens fiscal account and it is through NeighborSpace's non-profit status and fiscal agency that Crandon Gardens will be able to use your tax deductible donation.