These are spaces whose primary function is to grow food or to provide outdoor space for the community, but which also host events for the community.
Star Farm is a NFP with a farm made accessible to community organizers, artists, and educators. They host arts workshops and storytelling events and support community building and healing practices.VISIT
Neighborhood park offering space for cultural programming and events. Mentioned by Alma Silva + other community members as important space for community cultural events.VISIT
Empty green space used by community for the yearly Christmas tree lighting and gathering + food distribution, marches, and other significant events. Shopping center that was once the original site for the Fiesta Back of the Yards. Now it is a hangout spot for many youth and youth based organizing.
Farm Stand 2021 hours:
Wednesdays 3pm-7pm, May 12th-October 27th
Elevated Garden is a space maintained by Getting Grown Collective and owned by an elder who lived on the who passed away earlier in 2020 and his family couldn't afford to keep the lot so they sold it and the community space was lost which is unfortunate because it was a hub for community.VISIT
Earl's Garden Mae's Kitchen is an educational community garden that provides a host of activities for their community.VISIT
Cedillo's Fresh Produce is an immigrant run farm based in Englewood leading community training on healthy eating and food growing skills. They also run a community garden that is home to local run events and gatherings.VISIT
Tina Hammond owns an outside event space/lot called The Promise Land. || "You know we work hard for the things we have we just want our community to have the things that other communities have. That I shouldn't have to go out of my community to see a space where you can sit and just, you know, not even a park, but just a space just to sit. Or an art space or somewhere you can skateboard or ride your bike, we don't see spaces like that in west Englewood" -Tina HammondVISIT
Neighborhood park offering space for cultural programming and events.VISIT
Programming for all age groups including crafts, storytime, book discussions. Inter generational community parties - especially for the holidays. Summer parties at the park. Movie nights. Workshops on painting, vision boards, also open to community members to lead workshops at the library.VISIT