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Climate and Cultural Resilience Project in Chicago's West Side

Block Club Chicago

GARFIELD PARK — A Garfield Park urban farm is developing a new rain garden and functional public art installation to show how landscaping and garden design techniques can reduce stormwater and flooding damage on the West Side.

The rain garden is part of the Climate and Cultural Resilience Project, an effort by the Center for Neighborhood Technology to create community-driven strategies to enhance green infrastructure, public art and transit solutions in targeted areas of the city.

The Garfield Park site for the project is the Heartland Alliance’s Chicago FarmWorks, 407 N. Kedzie Ave.

“[These] types of investments, when done at a larger and more distributed scale, can really benefit a broader block, neighborhood, community area,” said Anna Wolf, a project manager for the Center for Neighborhood Technology working on the garden.

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