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Obama Library landscapers look to South Side community gardens for inspiration

Landscape architects for the Obama Presidential Library took a tour of some South Side community gardens as neighbors watch plans for the center with great interest.

By Leah Hope
ABC 7
Aug 16, 2017

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Landscape architects for the Obama Presidential Library took ABC7 Eyewitness News on an exclusive tour of some South Side community gardens as neighbors watch plans for the center with great interest.

Over 10 million heads of lettuce are harvested each year from a garden in the Pullman neighborhood. Gotham Greens makes the most of a roof off 111th Street.

“It’s wonderful to see fresh foods being grown here in Chicago,” said Ernie Wong, landscape architect.

The rooftop garden is among several local gardens getting some special visitors. Today the team of landscape architects designing the community garden at the Obama Presidential Center wanted to see what is growing on the South Side. They invited ABC7 on the tour.

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