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Connect – the – Lots

With Lia Rousset

Lia Rousset and I worked to transform a former gas station on the corner of Sacramento and 5th Ave in Chicago into an urban growing space. Sited approximately between our two homes, it was our middle space to:

     Connect Chicagoans with their resources
     Connect people, places and ideas
     Connect the past with the future

 Connect-the-Lots Mission Statement

Connect-the-Lots reinvigorates vacant urban lots as places of growth and connection.
We cultivate safe and nurturing places to live, work, play and source food.
We value relationships.
We are transparent, accessible, and inclusive.
We leave places better than we found them.

Site of former gas station at the corner of S Sacramento Blvd & W 5th Ave — Chicago, IL — 2010