The Edible Gardens
The Edible Gardens are located at the entrace to Lincoln Park Zoo’s Farm-in-the-Zoo.
April through September: Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9am-12pm
October-November: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9am-12pm
Jeanne Pinsof Nolan created and planted the Edible Gardens at Lincoln Park Zoo’s Farm-in-the-Zoo in the spring of 2005 at the request of Green City Market founder Abby Mandel, who envisioned an environment where children could learn what it takes to grow the food people eat – and how delicious the results can be. Today Jeanne, a Chicago native with 20 years experience in garden-farming, maintains the welcoming, organic, hands-on vegetable garden for children just across the street from the Market. The gardens – which now cover 5000-square feet – are a partnership between Green City Market and Lincoln Park Zoo. The Edible Gardens have been described as the perfect springboard for introducing the Midwest to what Alice Waters, locavore extraordinaire, calls “edible education.” The gardens offer Chicago’s children and families a wonderful opportunity to learn where their food comes.
The Edible Gardens program at Green City Market provides hands-on gardening education and activities to children, adults, and school groups. Programs are also available for school and summer camp field trips.
For general inquiries or for more information on field trips, including how to schedule a trip, email: firstname.lastname@example.org