Garfield Park Community Council

The Garfield Park Garden Network is part of the Garfield Park Community Council (GPCC), a community-building organization made up of dedicated residents and allies working together to develop leaders and create opportunities and programs that build a vital Garfield Park community.

The GPCC was created in 2005 as part of the LISC New Communities Program through the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, with input from 400 residents and stakeholders, to address neighborhood quality of life issues. In 2012, the GPCC became an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit and focuses on four resident-defined and -integrated priority areas: housing, business development, resident organizing, and wellness.

The Garfield Park Garden Network is a core part of the GPCC’s Wellness Initiative and seeks to increase fresh food availability and autonomy in the food system. The Garden Network provides community members with access to communal growing space and resources, and, in turn, growers pool a portion of their harvest to sell at affordable prices in the Garfield Park Neighborhood Market.

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