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The Altgeld Sawyer Corner Farm is a little different from most urban gardens and farms. Rather than offering individual plots, the Farm plants and tends the entire space as a community of neighbors. They grow plants for food, beautiful flowers, as well as plants that can be used to make fibers and dye cloth. The Farm is a meeting place, a classroom, an outdoor laboratory, an art gallery and a much-needed green space in our neighborhood. Their goal is to cultivate not just a garden, but also a community.
The Farm partners with Christopher House – a not-for-profit serving low-income families in the neighborhood – and donates its harvest to their food pantry. Children at Christopher House also are involved with the garden, empowering them with hands-on food know-how that will help them make healthy choices throughout their lives.