After the closing of a community garden on 61st Street, students and volunteers are hoping to fill the niche.
Community garden roots go deep in Hyde Park — or at least deep into the annals of Hyde Park history, said green-thumbed scholars on campus this week.
Cochran held the meeting in order to hear the community’s reaction to the garden closure, which makes room for staging construction for the Chicago Theological Seminary at 61st Street and Dorchester Avenue.
While some held out hope that the garden might be retained, administrators said plans to stage construction of the Chicago Theological Seminary on the plot are unlikely to change before November 15, when the University plans to fence off the garden.
Recent press has put the University in an embarrassing spotlight.
Gardeners savor the last season of the 61st Street Community Garden, disappointed in the uprooting of the “Sustainability Quad”
The U of C is wrong to close a neighborhood garden.
The University must find a permanent home for the community garden at the corner of East 61st Street and South Dorchester Avenue.