Jardin Malinalli is a community garden located across the street from Yollocalli Arts Reach at 28th & Ridgeway. Once a vacant and debris-filled lot, the Malinalli Garden is now filled with rich soil and native plants, surrounded by colorful murals, and visited by people and pollinators alike. 

Since 2018, Yollocalli’s Co-Director, Hananne Hanafi, has led the charge to reclaim and remediate the green space. Through regenerative gardening and lots of love, the lot is now a beautiful, thriving community asset. 

We welcome you to come & enjoy our garden!

In 2023, Yollocalli was awarded the LISC Chicago 2023 Chicago Neighborhood Development – the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Creative Placemaking Award for the beautiful Jardin Malinalli.