Our mission is to promote food sovereignty. Our vision is to see urban spaces full of lush edible gardens so that our communities can become brighter and more beautiful, colorful, and biodiverse!

We at Rainbow City Gardens are fully committed to promoting diversity, human rights and the rights of nature. We are anti-racist and anti-colonialist. By working in underrepresented and underresourced communities, our work supports increased equity and racial, social, and environmental justice. We uphold BIPOC and LGBTQ+ rights.

Chicago sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami and Ho-Chunk nations. (Land Acknowledgement, Native American and Indigenous Initiatives, Northwestern University). We will only be able to make progess towards repairing our land and communities when we as a society truly recognize the original stewards of the land who were displaced by colonization. Indigenous populations obtain a wealth of knowledge on traditional regenerative growing practices and environmental techniques that have the potential to mitigate and address the impending threat of climate change.

Rainbow City is a vision of the future. It represents a global community, where people of different backgrounds live in harmony and show respect to one another. Rainbow City is of course full of beautiful, colorful gardens that brighten up the urban landscape. This futuristic, green metropolis is so full of life and native gardens that the entire city becomes a wildlife corridor. Since many of its inhabitants grow their own food organically and regeneratively, the city is brimming with abundance and is a place where many people share, trade, and sell produce and value added products; as such, Rainbow City is more than food secure– it is a food sovereign zone that is in control of its food system.