The cost to operate community gardens in Chicago is getting more expensive. The result is more difficulty accessing water and more abandoned garden plots, according to the gardeners. Community gardeners have often relied on city hydrants on a temporary basis to provide water for their vegetables. The process required a city permit that typically cost several hundred dollars. This...
With nearly 1,000 community gardens across the city, Chicago’s new restrictive rules on watering have caused difficulty in for gardeners. NBC 5’s Chris Coffey reports.