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. 

Starting in 2018, Yollocalli’s former Co-Director, Hananne Hanafi, 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.