Good things are happening all over Chicago. To celebrate some of the people making a difference, The Chicago Community Trust has partnered with Free Spirit Media—a nonprofit which provides education and opportunities in media production for young people in Chicago. From now until May 2016, youth participating in Free Spirit Media are developing a video series showcasing people “doing good” and the impacts that they are making on others and our broader community.
[pullquote]Step inside North Lawndale’s Velma Jean Johnson Memorial Garden with a video from @FreeSpiritChi[/pullquote]
For the first of this series, Free Spirit Media traveled to North Lawndale to the Velma Jean Johnson Memorial Garden, which was established 25 years ago by Velma herself. Today the beautiful allotment lives on with the help of the North Lawndale Greening Committee, a host of volunteers and Maretha Johnson who tends the garden that bears the name of her departed sister-in-law. Watch here: