The UIC Heritage Garden was recently awarded the 2019 Chicago Excellence in Gardening Awards.
â€œThe UIC Heritage Garden is a hands-on learning program with an internship program where students connect horticulture with environmental sustainability, cultural diversity and social justice,â€� said Rosa Cabrera, director of the Latino Cultural Center.
The UIC community can learn more about the Heritage Garden and urban gardening at the annual Harvest Festival from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 15, outside the UIC Latino Cultural Center, LC B2.
â€œThe Heritage Garden expands UICâ€™s sustainability efforts with a justice framework that integrates social and environmental issues to reduce stresses and create a more livable and resilient city,â€� Cabrera said. â€œThe program provides interns with an engaged-learning opportunity outside the classroom that strengthen their academic, professional, and leadership capacity.â€�