Sun Times | NATO summit cash to fund 60 vegetable gardens…

The city of Chicago will invest $1 million of unspent NATO Summit money on the development of educational vegetable gardens at 60 Chicago Public Schools.

The money — unused federal and private funding raised by the NATO host committee — will go to Big Green, a nonprofit that will organize and implement the Learning Gardens program in playgrounds at schools throughout the city, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Sunday at Ruiz Elementary School, where students grow vegetables that are served in the school cafeteria.


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