Posts Tagged ‘urban agriculture’

Windy City Harvest at Legends South

The Chicago Botanic Garden, through its Windy City Harvest system, has developed a two-acre urban farm and incubator within the footprint of the former Robert Taylor Homes public housing project (now Legends South). The program’s new Legends Farm, supported by site developer Brinshore-Michaels and USDA, includes multiple quarter-acre farm plots, as well as shared-use tool…

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Heartland Housing Launches Health, Wellness Programs at Harvest Commons

Heartland Housing introduced residents to many of the great services at Harvest Commons Apartments at the Midwinter Garden & Health Party. Harvest Commons offers residents the opportunity to volunteer in the onsite urban farm, with Heartland’s resident flock of chickens, and to learn about nutrition and green living from Heartland Human Care Services and Heartland…

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Harvest Commons Apartments Offer More Than Just a Room of One’s Own

Check out the latest issue of AIArchitect for a feature story on Harvest Commons Apartments. The renovated SRO affordable housing project gives recently homeless residents access to supportive services and urban agriculture. The article includes an interview with new resident Verlena Simms: “To me [Harvest Commons is] really different because we have the case manager…

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