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Earth Day Inspiration - Planting A New Community Garden In Chicago!

Posted Apr 22 2010 6:54pm
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Officials from Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce, 47th Ward Alderman Gene Shultman's office, and CLEAR dedicate the new community garden in Chicago.

On a desolate lot next to a Walgreens drug store at 4803 N. Western Avenue sits an amazing well of life waiting to help the people who live in Lincoln Square, Chicago. Today, Earth Day 2010, was the groundbreaking for an amazingly helpful place in a down economy; a community garden.

Representing a collaborative effort between The Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce , 47th Ward Alderman Gene Schulter's office and the Lincoln Square Foundation, the locally grown gardening effort will truly bring the people of Lincoln Square together. This spring, thanks to a generous donation from Alderman Gene Schulter's office and a $2,500 donation by CLEAR a new community garden will be springing up at the currently desolate site. Donations were made at a groundbreaking ceremony today - Earth Day 2010 - at the garden location.

Members of the community, school children, churches and businesses will be invited to help plant and tend the garden. "A community garden has been a long time wish of the Chamber of Commerce," said Melissa Flynn, Executive Director of the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce.  "By creating this garden, it is the Chamber's hope to encourage a healthy and green life style. Our garden will be filled with all varieties of vegetables, fruits and flowers.  Our neighborhood children will have the chance to watch the seeds grow into fruits and vegetables and then enjoy them," said Flynn. In the next few weeks the garden will be cleared, created and planted.

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