Over 1500 supporters to Save Woodlawn's Gardens!
Mar 31, 2018 — Keep up the sharing! We're hearing you, and so is the press. Over 1500 signers so far who know that access to sufficient, healthy food and peaceful green space is a foundation of resilient communities. These gardens are central to Woodlawn food security, community health, neighborhood relationships, and quality of life.
Beyond the food we grow and the shared community space, the gardens are a refuge of peace and healing. They remind us of our value. D'onminique Boyd explains, “This community deserves healthy recreation and therapeutic release as much as any other community. For many of us, the gardens have taught us to appreciate the natural orders of life, and they serve as a source of beauty and emotional support for both gardeners and community residents. In addition to gardens meeting our primary needs of food, this is a community of people who deserve to interact with beauty on a daily basis.”
Some of our press:
Andrea Watson (Blog), Woodlawn Community Urges Church To Reopen Gardens
WGN TV, Woodlawn Gardeners Fight To Save Plots
WBEZ RADIO, News brief about Woodlawn Garden Closures, (Link not available yet)
WBBM RADIO, Woodlawn Residents Hold Petition To Keep Community Gardens Open
WVON 1690, The Talk of Chicago w/ Ms. Perri Smalls, March 28 (Live Radio)
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