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Garfield Park urban farm planning upgrades
FarmWorks wants to build rain garden to help prevent flooding
City Wants To Fix Dangerous West Side Streets By Adding Bike Lanes, Pedestrian Islands And More With $6 Million Infrastructure Plan
GARFIELD PARK — Some of the most dangerous streets in the city for deadly crashes are on the West Side. Now, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and West Side community members are hoping to change that with…
Kuumba Tre-Ahm Community Garden hosts Food Sovereignty Action Day Sat. May 18th
Kuumba Tre-Ahm Community Garden will be hosting a Food Sovereignty Action Day at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 18. The event, organized by Advocates for Urban Agriculture, will bring together community…
The Hatchery Chicago Cooking Up Food and Jobs on the West Side
There’s a new business incubator in Chicago that's cooking up some innovative food products on the West Side. And it's the home for a culinary wizard’s passion project.
The Hatchery’s Packed Valentine’s Market Proves ‘There Is A Lot Of Buying Power On The West Side’
Of the 32 vendors at the market, 80 percent are West Side entrepreneurs. And lots of the small business are being helped by the new sprawling, $34 million food incubator in Garfield Park.
Leaders do post-mortem on Hatchery's outreach efforts
During Jan. 24 City Bureau event, experts dissected what went right, wrong with The Hatchery's engagement process
The Collateral Damage of $1 Vacant Lots
Chicago’s Large Lots Program seems like a good idea. But the reality has been complicated.
6 Things to Know about the Eco Orchard
The $1M Garfield Park development has garnered support and pushback
Vision Zero Chicago Hopes to Engage West Siders in the Traffic Safety Conversation
Traffic safety is not always the easiest issue to engage residents on, especially those with other pressing concerns, but Vision Zero Chicago s eeks to change that.
Residents chime in on proposed fruit orchard
The Garfield Park Community Council recently teamed up with the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development and the Metropolitan Planning Council to figure out the details of the Fifth…
Fruit Orchard will Add to Selection at West Side Neighborhood Market
The Garfield Park Community Council recently announced that they would be moving forward with plans to create the Garfield Park Eco Orchard in the community that would add a new variety of fresh…
An orchard on the West Side? After City Council vote and $500K in funding, the idea could come to fruition
The Chicago City Council recently voted unanimously to approve spending $500,000 to build a fruit orchard somewhere on the stretch of 5th Avenue, between Kedzie Avenue and Sacramento Boulevard.
ABC7 story on the groundbreaking for The Hatchery.
ABC7 interviews Angela Taylor and community residents at the groundbreaking for The Hatchery.
Rick Bayless to offer Food Service Training for Youth at The Hatchery
Chef Rick Bayless of the Frontera Foundation announces job training for youth at The Hatchery starting in 2018.
Chicago Kitchen Incubator Will Be More Than Just a Place to Cook
GPCC's Angela Taylor is featured in the story about the impact The Hatchery will have.
Announcing The Hatchery - a new food incubator for Garfield Park
Mayor Emanuel announces development of The Hatchery in Garfield Park.
CBS2 TV piece on the opening of The Hatchery
The GPCC's Angela Taylor is interviewed in a CBS2 news piece on the announcement of The Hatchery on July 11, 2017.
Food Business Incubator Planned for Garfield Park
CBS2 TV interview with GPCC Wellness Coordinator Angela Taylor
CBS 2 in Chicago interviews GPCC Wellness Coordinator Angela Taylor about Garfield Park Community Gardens and the Neighborhood Market.
Chicago Parent Magazine on the GPCC's Neighborhood Market
Chicago Parent blog on the GPCC's Neighborhood Market
NBC5 Television Interview with GPCC Wellness Coordinator Angela Taylor
NBC5 TV interviews GPCC Wellness Coordinator and Chicago Dept.of Health Director about the benefits of PlayStreets.
Chicago Tribune: Meet the Musical Kelly Family
Meet the incredibly talented family of GPCC Housing Specialist LaShone Kelly
Chicago Tribune - Residents Get Behind $1 City Lot Program
GPCC Executive Director Mike Tomas talks about the success of the Large Lots Program in East Garfild Park.
Flower, Food Gardens Bloom at Millennium Park
Community leaders Angela Taylor and Christie Webber are interviewed by ABC7's Frank Mathie about Garfield Park's contributions to the gardens at Millennium Park.
City's vacant adjacent lot purchase program coming to Garfield Park
The City of Chicago talks about the success of its pilot program to sell vacant lots for $1 to adjacent homeowners. The program is expanding to Garfield Park in July.