The Garden & the unofficial mayor of the West Loop
The Garden is the brainchild of Moshe Tamssot, creator of the infamous True West Loop facebook group. Always striving to build community and form connections, he realized he could create something from nothing by transforming vacant city lots into temporary city gardens, where urbanites could grow whatever they like during the warmer months. At the end of the season, the garden gates are opened to the public to trim free fresh herbs and veggies, just in time for Thanksgiving.
This site on Sangamon & Monroe has been a beacon for 4 years-home to 121 pools, 65,340 lbs of dirt, and countless smiles. It's time, however, is up at the end of May 2021, when developers will reclaim the land. If you can help it find a new home, or know of a vacant lot that would make a great city garden, please contact Moshe asap.