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The Park Manor Community Garden

The Park Manor Community Garden was started in the spring of 2012 as a ministry to serve families affected by the economic recession. The Community Garden is located, on the South Side of Chicago at 83rd and Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., at what was a former grocery store now owned by the Park Manor Christian Church.  A parcel of the land has been converted into a garden that serves whosoever needs and wants products produced from the garden.


The Community Garden served over 100 families who live and work on the South Side of Chicago during the summer of 2013. The recipients of the products produced from the Community Garden are men, women and children who live on the South Side of Chicago. The community demographics consist of African American, Poor, Elderly and Single Mothers raising children. The Garden has also partnered with Chicago State University and Kentucky State University where students and staff offered volunteer hours and resources.  The goals of the Community garden are:

 1) To help families on the South Side of Chicago who are food insecure as a result of the economic downturn.

2) To promote healthy and nutritious eating by growing organic vegetables and fruit.

3) To decrease the growing food desert on the south side of Chicago and provide families with more choices.

Where it's at:

83rd and King Drive
Chicago, IL 60619
United States

Garden type:

community garden

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Garden beneficiaries:

food insecure people and families

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What this project needs:

volunteer labor
gardening books
watering hose
garden cart

Project leaders:

William E. Crowder, Jr.
Annette Montgomery

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
(207) 956-0606