Semillas de Justicia Community Garden
In recent years, Chicago has seen an increase of community gardens across the city. Few are as maintained as the Semillas de Justicia Community Garden. The Semillas Garden was formerly used as land for oil waste, but with the help of the local residents, it now operates as a serene community garden. The garden grows fruits, vegetables, and plants throughout the year. The garden is also a space for the community to learn about sustainable living, and to encourage others to start their own gardens. Semillas offers regularly scheduled events for Little Village residents and visitors, like weekly community dinners, homemade salsa contests, art classes, and an autumn harvest festival.