Ruby Garden in the News
Schreiber Park, located at 1552 W. Schreiber in the heart of Rogers Park is home to the new Ruby Garden, a community garden which was started last spring. The garden is named in honor of Ruby Langer, a Bosworth Avenue neighbor, who was committed to the improvement of the Schreiber Park area.
Angelic Organics Learning Center: Ruby Garden Brings Rogers Park Community Together
Angelic Organics Learning Center partnered with the Rogers Park Green Space and Food Systems Coalition to develop a new multi-plot community garden, the Schreiber Park Ruby Garden in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. The garden is now home to 64 community garden plots (and growing!) tended by area residents and community groups, including a number of refugee groups based in the neighborhood.
Addressing Refugee Food Insecurity: Addressing Food Security in Rogers Park (pdf)
Bhutanese gardeners attended a garden celebration commemorating their participation in the Ruby and Chase Park Community Gardens. When receiving certifications of appreciation, many of the gardeners gave thanks to their community. One gardener explained that they had “worked together equally to grow and share vegetables in the garden.”
Chicago Reader: Reporting from FamilyFarmed: Community Food Security
Between 2007 and 2009, after 17 years of negotiations in which 100,000 Bhutanese lived as refugees in camps in Nepal, the UNHCR resettled more than 25,000 to third-party countries—including the U.S. So far about 600 have landed in Chicago—mostly concentrated in Albany Park, Edgewater, and Rogers Park.
Chicago Waldorf School: Waldorf Faculty & Staff Present on Gardening Curriculum at Family Farmed Expo/CFPAC Summit
Patricia Holdredge is a special subject handwork teacher at the Chicago Waldorf School. She is also the master gardener for the school who was instrumental in developing the Sophia Garden for over 10 years and now maintains the school’s beehives and plots in the Ruby Garden in Schreiber Park. In 1999 and 2000 Mayor Daley presented the Sophia Garden with 1st place awards in the City of Chicago’s Landscape Competition.