During my time in Chicago, I have encountered some great urban farming initiatives.  Here are some photos I took:

God’s Gang is a grassroots organization that engages youth in urban agriculture and landscaping in the far Southside.  Over 40 types of vegetables are grown and a small amount of livestock are kept here.

god's garden

Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), a grassroots group that serves the Latino community in Pilson.  Group volunteers have helped to maintain a community garden next to the neighborhood middle school.

lvejo

Growing Power is an organization started by legendary food justice activist Will Allen.  The organization has been on the forefront of food equity nationally.  Across the street from Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park, the organization has planted a fabulous garden that can be used by all Chicagoans.

growing power

Millennium Park also has some of the best green space in the city!

Millenium Park

Also, here is some food for thought?

Gross inequality in access to healthy food

Give green jobs to ex-cons

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