- A Neighbor Space garden
- Whittier School Garden
Xochiquetzal means The Place of the Quetzal Bird— a rare bird that lives in the cloud forests of Chiapas, Mexico and Guatemala, and has inspired people with its beauty and magic throughout the centuries. The Xochiquetzal Peace Garden was founded in 1993 by teachers from Whittier School. Their vision was to provide a peaceful, green oasis where teachers and students could learn about science and the environment. What was once an empty city lot adjacent to a graffiti-laced wall is now a florally diverse, peaceful garden with a mural of mystical realism. With the help of community members, businesses, and numerous gardening organizations, this vision has become a reality.
1903 W. 23rd Street, Chicago, IL