HEGEWISCH — Grissom Elementary’s schoolyard makeover is nearly complete, but the folks behind the “Space to Grow” effort hope locals will lend a hand with the finishing touches on Saturday.
Starting at 9 a.m., volunteers will begin mulching flowerbeds and planting perennials at Grissom, 12810 S. Escanaba Ave. And after a solid days work — and a free lunch — organizers plan to celebrate with a dedication ceremony.
Space to Grow is run by the Healthy Schools Campaign and Openlands that aims to turn underused schoolyards into safe places to play and reduce storm water run off.
The pilot program started with four South Side schools this year including Morrill, Schmid and Leland schools.
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