A project of Slow Food Chicago
We are raffling off 2 tickets to the SOLD OUT BaconFest Chicago this Saturday April 9th. Every $10 donated buys you a chance to win!
RAFFLE ENDS AT 10AM CST on Friday April 8th. Winners will be notified on Friday April 8th.
The money raised from this fundraiser will help us put in a fence, buy tools, and build other neighborhood gardens just like it!
(Thanks to Candid Wines for donating the tickets)
The preSERVE Garden is a partnership between Slow Food Chicago, the North Lawndale Greening Committee, the Chicago Honey Co-Op, and NeighborSpace. It was created out of a desire to get more deeply involved in community gardening at a neighborhood level. North Lawndale was a natural fit because of our strong relationship with the Honey Co-Op and the Greening Committee, and past partnership on events like the Sweet Summer Solstice Potluck and Chicago TomatoFest. 2010 was preSERVE’s first year – and a great year it was! With the help of over 100 volunteers and supporters, we created an urban garden on a formerly vacant lot. SFC volunteers spread mulch and compost, planted black eyed peas, crowder peas, and sweet potatoes, helped with weeding and maintenance, and shared in the harvest at Slow Food USA’s Dig In! event in September. preSERVE also worked with the Chicago Honey Co-Op and Chicago TomatoFest to host potluck dinners to benefit the garden.