Support student gardens this Food Fun(d)ing Friday!


We’re Let’s Build Garden City a CPS service learning partner program based on the Southside. Our mission supports student gardens and promotes young people across the city growing their own food, herbs, plants, and more.

We’ll be raising money with the Chicago Food Policy Action Council for a financial literacy-themed workshop series titled “How To Make A Million While Selling Your Crops In The Hood.” And for Halloween we’re throwing a Haunted garden party at The Cooperation Operation for students in Pullman!

Want to support student gardens in your neighborhood? We have a resource library hosted at our site with articles & tips for students; as well as an outreach toolkit for community members. Come through to the event though! We need you 

ANNOUNCEMENT// Traveling Garden Parties Are Here! (1)


We’re having a traveling parties to support student gardens! Bring your favorite environmentally-friendly poems, songs, stand-up routines, books, vegetables, whatever you want!

Between performances our host + will say hi to folks and sign-up community members to support, donate, and volunteer for students gardening to graduate! 🙂

10/11 Schedule

Ashburn – 1pm – 79th Western Terminal
Pullman – 3pm – 115th Metra Station
Logan Square – 6pm – Comfort Station
Pilsen – 8pm – Ashland Pink Line

This event is sponsored by Let’s Build Garden City, a CPS service learning partner program based on the Southside. Our mission supports student gardens and promotes young people across the city growing their own food, herbs, plants, and more in new spaces.

🌻 #supportstudentgardens 🌻




Click here to find out everything you need to know ahead of the 2019-2020 school year! See you this weekend supporting student gardens at Pledge Day in Pullman/Roseland & Beverly/Morgan Park. Please RSVP for the Garden City Back-to-School Parade on the 31st if you haven’t yet, too. 🙂




#lbgc2019 🍆

ANNOUNCEMENT// #lbgc2019🌻


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Let’s Build Garden City! 2019 aka #lbgc2019🌻 the summer PARTY with treasure hunts, free festivals, cool classes, and more! 🐝


Upcoming Events

Pledge Day: Friday Fundraiser 9/13

Pledge Day: Friday Fundraiser 9/20

Pledge Day: Friday Fundraiser 9/27

Pledge Day: Friday Fundraiser 10/4

Pledge Day: Friday Fundraiser 10/11

Pledge Day: Friday Fundraiser 10/18

Pledge Day: Friday Fundraiser 10/25

Pop Church (Sundays, Message for Address)

Classes – Citywide

Student Parties 9/27-9/29 – Citywide (TBA)

Student Markets 10/4-10/6 – Citywide (TBA)

Garden Parties 10/25-10/27 – Citywide (TBA)


RSVP & TAKE THE PLEDGE to support students today! 🍆

ADD an event to #lbgc2019 🌹



– About Pledge Day: Friday Fundraisers… Come out on Pledge Day to let folks know about the NEW service learning programs empowering students to do long-term service projects in your neighborhood. We’ll be all over the city petitioning, flyering, and supporting the next era of students gardening!

BONUS: Raise $500 and we’ll throw a Student Party in your neighborhood! [Pledge Day 2019 help page]

– About the Garden City Parade… Folks gather at gardens all over the city then make their way downtown beautifying, revitalizing, and activating land. We meet at noon @ Millennium Park and have a big utopia party!

– About Student Parties… Workshops to treat each other right, followed by student talent showcases and networking!

– About Student Markets… Students take over the farmer’s market for the day! Selling food, herb, etc. they’ve grown and doing presentations.

– About Garden Parties… Parties thrown by gardens to support student gardens! Coincides with the Fall Harvest.

– About Pop Church… Powered by #mtvx, the utopian pop culture network for students. Worship. Workshop. Pop.


Support CPS Students: Come to the Garden Party! 5/24

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4904 S. Lake Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615
Hyde Park neighborhood
Sat, May 24, 2019, 2pm–5pm🌹

After class, meet and chat with our party-cipants about gardening to graduate!🌻

This event will have a colorful presentation featuring local educators and guest features from The Cooperation OperationF12 Network, and more. In addition to celebrating we’re giving students nutritional education, institutional connections, and the tools to maintain strong relationships!

Welcome to the kickoff of #lbgc2019 the summer festival for students. #lbgc2019 aka Let’s Build Garden City! 2019 is the ONLY festival with treasure hunts, free classes, cool parties (and more!) that’s ALSO a service learning platform teaching young people how to transform vacant space in their neighborhoods into community gardens. Plus Sign, a former Chicago Public Schools student, launched Let’s Build Garden City! in spring 2018.