November 2012

NeighborSpace Year in Review: Children’s Garden of Hope

What makes your block into a neighborhood? For the Chicagoans living near the intersection of Grand and Pulaski, it’s Children’s Garden of Hope. This year, the ACE Design Build Workshop worked with a team of 15 CPS high school students to create an inverted trumpet flower structure that does duty as public artwork, rain catchment… Read more NeighborSpace Year in Review: Children’s Garden of Hope

Smell Good, Save Money, and Help Community Gardens at the Same Time

Tru Blooms Chicago is “an exquisitely-designed, natural and locally grown women’s eau de parfum.” It uses essential oils from flowers such as roses, lavender, and violet grown in NeighborSpace gardens including Drake Garden, Bowmanville Community Garden, Howard Area Community Garden, Turtle Park, and Children’s Garden of Hope. Purchase this perfume using the password NEIGHBOR and Tru Blooms… Read more Smell Good, Save Money, and Help Community Gardens at the Same Time

Share the Harvest

With the season of giving right around the corner, why not consider donating your fresh locally grown produce? NeighborSpace has partnered with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to develop the Share the Harvest Initiative. Share the Harvest aims to partner community gardens with local emergency food assistance agencies. Gardens will have the opportunity to donate… Read more Share the Harvest

Howard Area Community Garden is Part of “a Growing Grassroots Movement”

NeighborSpace’s Howard Area Community Garden was recently featured in Illinois Partners’ article about Chicago’s community gardening culture. Currently, NeighborSpace has 81 sites across the city and continues to grow. “We encourage people to keep an eye out in their neighborhood and to come and talk with us if they see unused, overgrown land and have a vision… Read more Howard Area Community Garden is Part of “a Growing Grassroots Movement”

GreenNet’s Annual Community Gardener Potluck is coming!

GreenNet’s Annual Community Gardener Potluck, happening next Wednesday, November 16th, is a chance to meet gardeners from around the city, share expertise, and celebrate the past growing year. GreenNet also presents the Community Garden of the Year Award, and the event is open to all community gardeners, greeners and allies in Chicago. Please check it… Read more GreenNet’s Annual Community Gardener Potluck is coming!