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.


You’re Invited to NeighborSpace’s 20th Anniversary Party

To celebrate NeighborSpace’s 20th Anniversary, we’re bringing our community together, just as NeighborSpace gardens bring communities together. Raise a glass at Whiner Beer’s taproom at The Plant with NeighborSpace’s staff, board, supporters, and garden partners. Pleasant House Bakery will serve a locally-sourced, British-inspired menu. Wednesday, July 26, 2017 6:30 to 9:30 pm Whiner Beer Taproom… Read more You’re Invited to NeighborSpace’s 20th Anniversary Party

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!

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!