alternative land uses...

I'm always excited to see productive uses of land in my struggling neighborhood of Lawndale. One such use is the Chicago Botanic Garden's "green youth farm" which is literally 2 blocks from my house. this reclaimed site engages young people in food production and provides a source of fresh produce in a neighborhood which is very close to being a food desert.

another exciting thing just up the street from me is a cool bee-keeping operation resulting in "beeline products" a little video coverage called "sweet beginnings"here.

I'm all about social entrepreneurship. so you should know that the purchase of each beelineĀ® product helps people facing significant barriers to employment, particularly those with histories of criminal conviction. With your purchase you provide viable opportunities for individuals to establish a work history, learn productive work habits, and gain marketable skills. Your investment builds stepping stones toward employment, career advancement, and productive membership in society


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