Community garden

Chickaming community garden (MI), © 2014 Celia Her CityIt’s a shame that community-gardening has never gained a foothold on Chicago’s north side.  When Bob and I are out in Michigan, we go to this beautiful community garden near the Chickaming Prairie just to look at the plots and see what’s growing.

I’m reminded of visiting a friend many years ago, who lived in the Washington Heights district of Washington DC.  He took me to see his garden, which to my amazement lay in a sizable community garden just a short distance from the National Cathedral.  To dig in the dirt there, with the enormous church visible on the horizon, was positively medieval.  To this day I wonder, if wealthy Washington Heights has community plots, why don’t we?  It would do so much for the soul, and the body.

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