Welcome to the Chabad Community Garden


About the Garden:

New For 2013

All gardeners will commit to donate a portion of all produce to local food pantries 

While looking out at the bare dirt in the backyard of the (new)center, Rabbi Yossi Brackman was wondering what to do with this space that would be more productive than laying down grass? Then it hit him, a Community Garden.  Wasting no time, he found an enthusiastic first year Lily Gordon who met with community members Carol Schneider, Lynn Heckman and Michael and Alexandra Hobaugh, and Ken Dunn from The Resource Center to gather ideas and tips on how to launch the project.

Next volunteers came and prepared the soil for planting, sent a sample to lab for testing and in early May, students and community members received the plots to begin planting.  “With 10 plots in use, this has been a great first year” said Rabbi Brackman, “we hope to turn it into a service project in the future, with donations to local food pantries and getting south side high school kids to partner with UofC students”.

Get on Board:

Do you want to coordinate the 2013 Gardening Season? Here's what it takes:

  • Recruiting gardeners
  • Coordinating clean up and preparation days
  • Collecting fees
  • Ensuring people are tending their plot 

Become a Gardner:

Students and community members are welcome to become gardeners.  Here's what it takes:

  • Commitment to tend your plot
  • Be in Hyde Park for the summer
  • Find a substitute gardner if you go on vacation
  • Respect other people's plots 
  • $25 fee for costs of supplies 



Email chabad@uchicago.edu for more info or to get on board.