Mindful Living Garden

Welcome! Neighbors, please pop by and enjoy the garden!

This year, we’ve planned new raised beds, educational components, and walking path improvements.

The Mindful Living Garden is located at 3323 N Drake, near Avondale Park in Chicago. During the growing season, community members are welcome to join Avondale Gardeners on scheduled workdays to work and learn together. The rest of the week, community members can come and go as they please, enjoying the meditative space. The AGA Mindful Living Community Garden grows produce specifically for the Avondale Mutual Aid to address food insecurity in Avondale.

This year, we are looking forward to increasing signage to bring a more engaging experience to garden visitors. Also, a beautiful Polish heritage inspired mural is being added. Stop by and watch our progress!

The AGA is an approved partner of the U of I Master Gardener program for volunteer hours! Contact us for details: AvondaleGardeners@gmail.com

2022 Plans:

ONGOING – mural beautification project on the MLG shed! Claire Jakubiszyn’s design based on the polish papercutting art of Wycinanki:

Sat Apr 16th – Big Ass Workday at MLG!  Rain delay day backup plan the 17th 

Fri June 24th – MLG Happy Hour at 5p

Fri July 15th – MLG Happy Hour at 5p

2021 Events and Activities archived below!  

    Sun Apr 4th – work day

    Thurs April 8th – large group meeting via Zoom

    Sun April 11th 9a – work day; preparing the garden for new beds

    Thurs Apr 15th 6p – Slack App tutorial via Zoom

    Sun Apr 18th – Raised beds install/workshop at MLG (10a) and MASSIVE WORKDAY

    Sun Apr 25th – 11a-1p Thank you day in the garden

    Fri June 11th – MLG Happy Hour at 5p

    Wed Oct 20th – work day to finish new raised bed