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.


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!

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!