On Saturday, October 2, the Community Development Department with help from the Tommy A. Brown Sports Association and area residents built a new 2,000 s.f. garden at the former Blue Island Rec Center, 141st Street and Francisco. A project of Blue Island’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) program, the garden is now ready for planting in spring 2012.
Volunteers from the Urban Forestry Board and Eisenhower HS joined sixth Ward Aldermen Johnson and Frausto preparing the beds and spreading compost. Larry O’Toole of Growing Home and Val Kehoe of Christy Webber Landscapes helped kids plant a winter garden – they were eager to get started… check out the photos!