Each summer, Sweet Water Foundation welcomes high school, college and graduate students to help GROW the neighborhood. A special thanks for making this summer season a success!Read More
This summer, the Re[CREATE]Ed Spaces program brought together more than 20 rising junior and senior high school students from across the city to redesign a vacant lot on Sweet Water Foundation’s Perry Avenue Commons.Read More
At the Perry Ave Commons, everyone contributes to the Perry Ave Community Farm. But, there are three individuals whose hard work and experience make the bounty of the Perry Ave Community Farm's harvest possible. Meet our Farm Team: Howard Perkins, Robert Cherry and Kristian Armendariz.Read More
If you’ve ever made your way to the Perry Ave Commons, it’s likely that the smell of greens, freshly picked from the Perry Ave Farm and cooked with love, has lured you to the kitchen where Mama Betty is whipping up dishes for Sweet Water Foundation staff and visitors.Read More
Meet Mike Reynolds...a native of Chicago and retired Union Carpenter who has been with Sweet Water Foundation (SWF) for two years. Before joining SWF, Mike worked with Habitat for Humanity in Chicago. Although it took a couple of months of nagging by a colleague to visit the Perry Ave Commons, Mike was instantly inspired by the organization's work and has proudly been with Sweet Water Foundation ever since.Read More
Volunteers help jumpstart summer at the Perry Ave Commons! This season, Sweet Water Foundation is grateful to have had the support of dozens of volunteers to get the farming season off to a great start.Read More
The Assistant Dean of Information Technology at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Stephen Ervin, delivers an Arduino Workshop at the Commons.
Michelle Nordmeyer is creating a permaculture-style, urban fruit forest at the Perry Ave Community Farm.Read More