Grow Together

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.


100 Garden Beds for a Resilient Chicago

100 Garden Beds for a Resilient Chicago Chicago has been vigilant in the face of Covid-19. In these challenging times community gardens have emerged as mighty neighborhood places where communities grow food and safely come together outdoors. To help gardens meet the increased demand of the pandemic NeighborSpace, Chicago’s land trust for community gardens, will build or… Read more 100 Garden Beds for a Resilient Chicago

Veteran’s Peace Garden

View NeighborSpace in a larger map Year Established: 2015 Local Leaders: South Austin Neighborhood Association (SANA) Community Group: Neighborhood Gardens NeighborSpace Partnership: 2017 The South Austin Neighborhood Association (SANA) has been organizing since 2015 to create a Veteran’s Peace Garden in the Austin community area. The garden’s mission is to be “A sanctuary of peace,… Read more Veteran’s Peace Garden

Winthrop Harmony Arts Garden presents A Tale of Three Sisters!

Aug 10th and 11th in the Winthrop Harmony Arts Garden. “Chicago teenagers adapted an Iroquois legend, grew their stage set from seeds, and perform their play with music, puppetry, audience participation, and Native American sign language. Imparting the Haudenoshaunee wisdom of planting corn, beans, and squash (the three sisters) together, their play joyfully expresses how… Read more Winthrop Harmony Arts Garden presents A Tale of Three Sisters!

Brickyard Garden Awarded SECC Grant

The South East Chicago Commission (SECC) grant is “designed to enhance the physical attractiveness of the Hyde Park-South Kenwood, North Kenwood-Oakland, Woodlawn, and Washington Park communities. Since 1999, we have collectively granted nearly $500,000 in beautification funds.” Brickyard Garden, a NeighborSpace-protected site, was one of this year’s winners. Congratulations!