The class, led by gardening expert Joe Lamp, runs from 3-6 p.m. Thursday at the Anchor House, 1230 W. 76th St.
Sophia Bly, a spokeswoman for The Urban Canopy, said Lamp would demonstrate ways residents could grow their own vegetables in any urban area using plants donated by Burpee Home Gardens.
She added that the nonprofit organization's goal is to show residents that urban agriculture could help create a more sustainable and equitable food system.
Alex Poltorak, founder and CEO of The Urban Canopy, said it plans to five more pilot gardens at senior buildings, which are the South Park Plaza, Jackson Park Terrace, Farrell House, Berry Manor and Park Shore East.
"Farming is my life. It is what I love to do," Poltorak said. "The goal for this and other gardens is to provide healthier eating choices for local residents, who seem to be surrounded by fast-food places. There's no processing involved when eating from a garden. Just rinse, cook and eat."
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