Star Farm Chicago





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Chicago, IL

Total Budget: $1,000

Areas of Focus: Peacebuilding and conflict prevention, The environment

Activity Type: Community Development: General

Summary: Chicago Cosmopolitan Club will partner with Star Farm Chicago to break ground on their Stockyard Gardens Nature Trail located on the South Side of Chicago. The entirety of this grant funding will go towards purchasing organic compost from Midwest Organic.

Star Farm's Stockyard Gardens is an inclusive, safe space that is widely accessible to the public. Located at 52nd St. and Carpenter St. in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood, this urban green space features raised beds utilized for growing organic produce for underserved communities. Additional plans for this space include a nature trail, pollinator garden, and art installations. Once completed, the Stockyard Gardens will be a central site for community green space access and regular community programming that will increase community connections, reduce community violence, and introduce people of all ages to sustainable practices and nature education. The collaboration between Rotary and Star Farm will assist Star Farm with breaking ground on the Nature Trail by allocating funds for organic compost and also assisting with the manual labor of distributing compost throughout the designated area.

Project Contact Person

District: 6450

Rotary Club of: Chicago Cosmopolitan

Primary Contact: Kathryn Armstrong

Email: kathrynparmstrong@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Completed". This means the project has been implemented and the report was accepted by the district leadership. The project will stay listed on this website as a testimony of the achievements of the project partners.

Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Chicago Cosmopolitan (6450)









Project Supporting Documents

Check Cashed Star Farms

Project Report

Receipt 1

Receipt 2

Receipt 3

Revised Report


Project Photos

History Log Entries


by Kathryn Armstrong

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Charles J Corrigan

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Kathryn Armstrong.


by Karen Swinger

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Linda Yates

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.


by Kathryn Armstrong

System Entry: Project has been implemented and final report uploaded.


by Marshall Schmitt

System Entry: Final report approved by the District Approval Committee.

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