Mozart Community Garden is a neighbor-run garden in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago, IL. We welcome friends to visit our community garden at the corner of Mozart and Walton.
Our plot of land was formerly a playground. After the playground fell into disrepair, neighbors banded together with Chicago community organizations to create an open space to grow vegetables and herbs and learn about plants. We began the garden as an exercise in community. Anyone – from any background – can learn to grow food!
Members pay a yearly fee for a box to plant in. We participate in work days to maintain the garden, keep the grounds clean, and maintain compost. Mozart Community Garden helps encourage local residents to grow food and flowers. The garden adds beauty to the neighborhood while members share knowledge about urban gardening. We offer opportunities for children to learn about gardening, too. We have leased our corner plot (at Mozart and Walton) from the Chicago Housing Authority with help from Neighbor Space and Open Lands.
Other future plans to support the community include: construction of a watershed and pergola, garden parties, and informational sessions on topics including nutrition and composting. We will continue to raise funds via our Paypal and other events for the continued maintenance of the garden.
Help our garden community by making a donation HERE!