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New Garden & Green Space Coming to Gage Park

At Gage Park in Chicago’s South Side, an unused tennis court will be transformed—with the help of more than 50 area children—to include 15 edible garden beds, a sensory garden, an outdoor classroom for continued education and learning, and a bird habitat. This new garden and green space will bring the nature and food produce missing in this neighborhood.

Keep Chicago Beautiful, the Chicago Parks District, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and its national partners, will be joining for an official dedication at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, May 19 at 2411 West 55th Street, Chicago. The development is part of GRO1000, a broader initiative launched by ScottsMiracle-Gro and its national partners.

In addition to the Gage Park site, ScottsMiracle-Gro also supports two area edible gardens through a GRO1000 Grassroots Grant. The sites include the Iron Street Urban Farm Project, which will transform an abandoned seven-acre industrial warehouse to a sustainable garden, and an Inspiration Kitchen project, which will create a 2,000-sqaure-foot edible garden in Garfield Park. Grants were awarded to 100 worthy organizations across the country to create or enhance a community garden or green space.