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.


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

Double the Harvest, Double your Impact

UPDATE: We’re already halfway to meeting our $1,500 match goal! Help us get there by January 1st.  Exciting news: an anonymous donor has agreed to match up to $1,500 of donations made to NeighborSpace before January 1st. That means your gift will work twice as hard to help communities unlock their creative potential.   Donate to NeighborSpace… Read more Double the Harvest, Double your Impact