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.


Chicago Excellence in Gardening Award applications due June 23rd

Longtime NeighborSpace friend Mike Nowak tells us about the Chicago Excellence in Gardening Wards. Applications are due June 23rd. The Chicago Excellence in Gardening Awards (CEGA) comes to the Windy City this summer, providing an opportunity for Chicago gardeners to strut their stuff. The awards provide recognition to the hard work and creativity that make… Read more Chicago Excellence in Gardening Award applications due June 23rd

Veggie Bingo 2017!

The Hideout and NeighborSpace present VEGGIE BINGO FAMILY FRIENDLY! Every Wednesday in Summer: June 21–September 6, 2017, 5:30-8pm At the Hideout, 1354 West Wabansia in Chicago PRIZES INCLUDE FARM-FRESH VEGETABLES— GRAND PRIZE IS A GIANT BAG OF ORGANIC PRODUCE FROM IRV AND SHELLY’S FRESH PICKS! —AND OTHER LOCALLY-SOURCED EDIBLES, PLUS MUCH MORE! PROCEEDS BENEFIT CHICAGO… Read more Veggie Bingo 2017!

Lawndale Triangle Garden – Grand Opening, June 3rd

Lawndale Triangle Neighborhood Invites you to the Grand Opening of Lawndale Triangle Garden. 4228 W. Ogden Avenue June 3rd, 2017 10 am to 2 pm ALL WELCOME! Celebrate this neighborhood accomplishment, and learn how to get more involved. Kids Nature Play Garden Open Ribbon Cutting and Blessing Musical Entertainment Food and Drink Printable Flyer

Become a TreeKeeper with Openlands

Openlands’ popular TreeKeeper certification course starts June 1st. Take your landscaping skills to the next level: The TreeKeepers Program is an 8-day course taught by nationally and world-renowned experts, focused on managing and reducing the threats to forest health. Topics covered include tree physiology and soils, tree identification, pruning, tree selection, planting and mulching, and… Read more Become a TreeKeeper with Openlands