Friday, March 28, 2008

Rogers Park Garden Group this Sunday 3/30

The Rogers Park Garden Group has adopted a portion of the Rogers Park Metra stop as its 2008 Community Garden Project, focusing on the east embankment between the Greenleaf and Lunt entrances to the Metra stop.

Come on down this Sunday, March 30th at 1:00 p.m. to help clean and prepare the site. Meet at the corner of Ravenswood and Greenleaf. Volunteers are needed to remove trash, dead leaves and other debris from the embankment. Bring your gloves and rakes. Trash bags will be provided.

Whether or not you can help physically, the project also needs your financial help. The Group has gotten $2,000 in pledges so far, but that's a long way from the $15,000 goal. You can help in three ways:

1. Donate directly to the Metra Garden Project. Donations collected through the Lakeside Community Development Corp. will be passed to the Metra Garden 100% and are tax deductible. Make your checks payable to "RP Metra Community Garden," and mail them to Lakeside CDC, 1806 W. Greenleaf Ave., Chicago, IL 60626. Pledges of in-kind support can also be made via mail or e-mail. For more information, visit the web site.

2. Vote for the project at Hometown Helpers , sponsored by Hamburger Helper, which is hosting a grant giveaway. Projects that get the most comments can win a grant. Please take a few moments to click here and post a comment that may get the Metra Garden $5,000!

3. Visit the Common Cup at 1501 W. Morse Ave (at Greenview) and leave some money in the tip jar. All tip jar proceeds collected between April 15 and May 14 will benefit the Metra Garden project.

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