16. Artists Garden

Artists Garden, 8951 S. Brandon Avenue

Beginning in 2004, with four abandoned lots, the South Chicago Arts Center (now SkyART), and residents from the surrounding community worked with Angelic Organic Learning Center to create “a unique and safe place to grow vegetables, to congregate, to cross barriers, to paint and to share.”

The garden produces radishes, green beans, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, mustard greens, collards, peanuts, sunflower seeds, garlic, potatoes, raspberries, chiles, tomatillos, and honey from two bee hives.

(Photos by Joann  Podkul Murphy)

© Kevin Murphy & Joann Podkul Murphy 2016