The Austin Green Team is a volunteer organization that builds, maintains, and supports community gardens and community beautification in the Austin neighborhood. For almost thirty years, the Austin Green Team has also managed two greenhouses located in the Austin Career & Educational Academy High School, propagating and growing plants that help maintain the community gardens that the Austin Green Team oversees. The purpose of the Austin Green Team is to enhance the quality of life issues by working collaboratively with other community stakeholders in beautifying the Austin Community.
About Our Gardens
Currently, there are six gardens that the Green Team manages throughout the Austin community. The gardens are as follows:
Division & Menard Garden1201 North Menard
Wells Garden 4849 West Ferdinand
LeClaire Garden 415 North LeClaire
Unity Garden5102 West Fulton
Peace in the Valley Garden 168 North Laramie
Memorial Garden Washington & Laramie
Besides volunteering in our gardens, the Austin Green Team would like for you to enjoy the garden as well! We invite you to join us at some of our community garden events, "Movies In The Garden," and our annual Garden Tour. Feel free to take a stroll through the gardens! This year, our summer events will be held at Rosie's Peace In The Valley Garden, 168 N. Laramie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60644. We look to see you there!
What not to wear while working in the gardens: Flip flops or sandals, short shorts, halter tops, and slippers. There are rocks in the garden and you can possibly stub your toe, cut your feet while walking in the gardent.
Gloves: If you do not have a pair we will be able to accommodate.
Garden Tools: While we have supplies of garden tools, we can never have enough and we welcome you to bring tools to help.