Community-Managed Open Space


NeighborSpace is the only nonprofit urban land trust in Chicago that preserves and sustains gardens on behalf of dedicated community groups. We support community gardens – through property ownership, insurance, water, stewardship, education, tool lending, project planning, fundraising support, troubleshooting, and more — so that community groups can focus on gardening and on their community-building vision, generating food, beauty, play, health, and safety for their neighborhoods.


Olive’s Garden Fundraiser

Olive’s Neighborhood Garden for the Hungry is having a fundraiser on April 1st. Come out on Saturday, April 1st, from 3:00 to 6:00 at Rabbits Bar and Grill (4945 West Foster Avenue, at the corner of Foster and Elston) and help Olives Neighborhood Garden for the Hungry grow fresh food for neighbors who have fallen… Read more Olive’s Garden Fundraiser

CCGA Seed Starting Workshop: March 4

Our friends at the CCGA are offering a seed starting workshop at Chicago Center for Green Technology on March 4th. Get some free seeds, learn some tips, and network with your fellow community gardeners from across the city. Nick Michaud of Westover Farms, an experienced horticulturalist, will talk about seed starting and give recommendations on… Read more CCGA Seed Starting Workshop: March 4