Help Corner Farm Chicago Grow Their Gardens

By Gina Provenzano in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 1, 2015 5:30PM

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Image Courtesy of Altgeld Sawyer Corner Farm's Facebook Page

With temperatures soaring into the 60s today, Chicagoans are collectively embracing the relative heat wave. With bike riding, patio openings and questionable shorts wearing also comes the beginning of planting season for spring crops. Corner Farm Chicago is getting in the spring spirit with its annual fundraiser to load up on seeds, soil and equipment for a big fall harvest. The event will be hosted tonight at Logan Square neighborhood favorite The Whirlaway Lounge and starts at 7 p.m.

The Whirl is a fitting host for the urban garden—one of its locations is at Altgeld Street and Sawyer Avenue—which prides itself on cultivating it's entire plot of land as a community, rather than private sections of plots. Every season all harvested produce is donated to neighborhood food pantries. The community space also doubles as a meeting place, classroom, art gallery and outdoor lab for young students.

A $10 suggested donation is welcome at the door. Admission includes one raffle ticket and additional raffle tickets will be for sale, six for $5. Many local hot spots have donated prizes for the event including Bang Bang Pie Shop, Parson's Chicken and Fish, The Logan Theatre, Boulevard Bikes and more. So take advantage of the spring weather while it's here and get out of hibernation to drink to a good cause.

The Whirlaway Lounge is located at 3224 W. Fullerton Ave.