Posts tagged "mobile garden"

Mobile Garden project still on side rails due to lack of funding

The artist behind the ambitious Mobile Garden project was hopeful last year about securing proper funding to get launch his flat-bed rail car on the CTA this spring. But right now, Joe Baldwin is still negotiating with corporate sponsors. “Nothing is set in stone,” said Baldwin. “And until we have a corp partner we’re ‘waiting... Read more »

Garden on flat bed rail car put off for a year

The CTA mobile garden — dreams of a fertile island of green cruising the elevated and subway tracks on a flat-bed rail car — have been dashed for one more year as the organizer tries to meet insurance mandates and gain more funding. While Joe Baldwin didn’t make his goal of hitting the rails in... Read more »

Catching up with CTA news: Jury award in Blue Line derailment; mobile garden gets green light

I can’t believe how far behind I’ve gotten with CTA news other than service cuts. I found these story ideas squirreled away in my “future posts” folder. Except they are all old news, though certainly still relevant. So I still wanted you to know about them in case you hadn’t heard. Victim in 2006 Blue... Read more »

Mobile garden hopes to hit the rails next April

Joe Baldwin is hoping to bring a native plant garden to the masses via a flatbed CTA car next spring. Baldwin is talking with the CTA about all the details. A CTA spokeswoman said there is no agreement yet, but the transit agency is putting together a cost estimate. The CTA still needs more technical... Read more »