Gardens in Chicago’s Millennium Park.
Part of green roof at Museum of Science and Industry Smart Home
Chicago City Hall roof garden
Submitted by orangeschmorange:
Vines growing on a power line in the Sauganash neighborhood in Chicago.
Gives the neighborhood a great atmosphere!
Pop-up park - Logan Square, Chicago
Love stuff like this!
Roof garden on Chicago’s City Hall
photo by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, National Geographic
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Green roof at the Chicago Center for Green Technology
“The Mobile Garden concept dreamed up by artist Joe Baldwin just got the thumbs up from the Chicago Transit Authority. The plan is to add some green space to the transit system by transforming a rail car into a mobile garden boasting greenery and native species. The car will help commuters ‘visualize the possibilities for enhancing green space in the city,’”
City Farm, Chicago, Illinois
Urban Agriculture reconnects city residents with their food sources, shortens the distance food has to travel, reduces transportation costs and increases green space in urban areas. Many urban food projects are small-scale neighborhood programs that convert vacant lots into private gardens. City Farm operates on a larger scale; the sustainable, organic farm uses large, vacant properties to grow vegetables and make compost. The farm produces 20 varieties of tomatoes as well as other fruits and vegetables that are sold to local restaurants and the public. The Resource Center operates City Farm to create jobs. Center founder Ken Dunn notes, “We found that by planning and planting carefully, you can create a job for an individual on about 10,000 square feet, or about four lots.”