Let’s Build a Garden City

  • The Commons
    Second Floor, East Side
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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Let’s Build Garden City!
Photo: Alicja Wizgird, The Cooperation Operation


This is the first Let's Build Garden City (LBGC) program of the year. LBGC is a service learning platform teaching students and members of the community how to transform vacant spaces in their neighborhoods into community gardens. Plus Sign, a former Chicago Public Schools student, launched Let's Build a Garden City in spring 2018.

This event will have a colorful presentation featuring local educators and guest speakers from Advocates for Urban Agriculture (, Grow-Op Chicago (, and more. In addition to nutritional education and institutional connections, LBGC gives young people the tools to maintain strong community relationships as they grow their service learning projects.

After the workshop, meet and chat with participants about bringing LBGC to your school!