Stone Temple Community Garden
We invite everyone – with gardening experience or without – to come and work with us.
Beginning in February of 2019, Sinai joined with the Stone Temple Baptist Church in North Lawndale – a high poverty yet very dynamic community – to create a community garden and education center. We have worked with Associate Pastor Reshorna Fitzpatrick, Church Elders, and neighbors to transform a neglected city lot near the Church into a growing area for organic vegetables and flowers, as well as a community gathering and educational space. All produce grown is offered at no cost to people from North Lawndale.
This has been a joyful endeavor and a close partnership. We have helped build colorful raised garden beds, and started seeds for this year’s garden. During the planting season, spring through fall, we will have family friendly work days one Saturday/ a month and opportunities for volunteers during the week, to plant, weed, maintain, and harvest from the garden.
The Stone Temple Church is located in an historic building that was once a synagogue for Romanian Jews in Chicago. We are enjoying sharing our cultural heritage with one another, and building a peaceful and beautiful space together.