The Peterson Garden Project is Chicago's largest community vegetable garden, located on the city's far north side at the intersection of Peterson Avenue and Campbell Avenue.

The garden's site was part of an original WWII Victory Garden from 1942-1945, and was re-launched on May 21, 2010. The Peterson Garden Project's goal is to recruit, educate and inspire a new generation of gardeners who want to gain control of their food supply, grow their own produce organically, and make urban gardening the norm—not the exception.

The project was founded by LaManda Joy, a veteran, award-winning gardener who blogs about urban gardening at Her blog was recognized as one of the top two blogs on growing your own food and urban gardening by the Mouse & Trowel Awards in 2010.

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157 raised beds (each is 6' x 4' x 10"), stage for performances
running water

Southwest corner of Peterson and Campbell Avenues, Chicago, IL 60659 United States
LaManda Joy
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Host Organization
The Peterson Garden Project
13375 Square Feet
Total Plots
Year Founded

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