Groups push to convert space to garden

September 25, 2009 (CHICAGO) Work is beginning to turn a two-mile stretch of old railroad right-of-way into a nature trail near Hermitage Park.

Community leaders, The Openlands Organization and The Exelon Foundation are working together to transform vacant land into a series of community gardens, parks and a green marketplace.

This project is happening as the city marks the 100th anniversary of Daniel Burnham's grand plans for the development of Chicago.

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