GROWCommunity, along with students, parents, teachers, administrators and community members, planted more than 1,500 spring bulbs on Saturday, October 21, at Amundsen and Lake View high schools. Come spring, watch for red tulips and yellow daffodils in front of Lake View, on Ashland, and on the south side of Amundsen, surrounding the vegetable garden.
While some of us were working, others were playing! Kids enjoyed face painting, gigantic bubbles and sidewalk chalk led by Amundsen and Lake View students.
Work or play, it was a gorgeous fall day to be on the Amundsen and Lake View campuses! Thank you to everyone who joined us and supported the launch of these community gardens at our neighborhood high schools.
A special thank you to Congressman Mike Quigley for joining us at both gardens, stopping by Lake View in the morning and Amundsen in the afternoon.
Also doing double-duty at both schools were volunteers hailing from Erie Family Health Center, which has school-based health centers at both Amundsen and Lake View, and from AmeriCorps.
Funding for the gardens and this event was provided by The Chicago Community Trust in partnership with Goodcity, as part of the Acting Up awards. Thank you for this generous support!
Thank you to the following local businesses for generously donating delicious refreshments for the attendees!