It’s been another fruitful year for NeighborSpace, Chicago’s only nonprofit community garden land trust. Having acquired six new gardens in 2014, we currently protect 97 community gardens in Chicago on behalf of dedicated community groups, coalitions of neighbors who work together to make these gardens grow. Here’s what it takes to protect all these community… Read more What does it take to protect community gardens?
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There’s a new way to get free wood chips for your garden. We are excited to announce that Bartlett Tree Experts are generously donating wood chips to NeighborSpace gardens — sourcing, transporting, and dropping off the chips completely free of charge. When trees come down in Chicago, the resulting wood needs to go somewhere. We… Read more Wood Chips Ahoy
It’s time again to sign up for Openlands’s terrific GardenKeepers class. This year’s session will take place at McKinley Library Park. Register at the Openlands website. Registration deadline is October 29th. Do you want to grow your own food in a garden you share with friends and neighbors? Are you a part of a community… Read more It’s time for GardenKeepers!
On Thursday, October 1st, garden leaders from Pilsen’s La Huerta Roots & Rays accepted the American Planning Association’s Community Outreach Award. Congratulations to these garden leaders and their phenomenal efforts in connecting the community with the development of this beautiful neighborhood garden site.
NeighborSpace site La Huerta Roots and Rays is the winner of the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association’s 2014 Community Outreach Award! You can read their bilingual report on their amazing work here.
A nice Chicagoist write-up about Chicago Rarities Orchard Project. The Chicago Rarities Orchard Project (CROP) has been in the works for five years, as board members worked with the City of Chicago and the nonprofit organization NeighborSpace to secure land for an orchard. “Everyone has been very supportive and it’s exciting to see this project… Read more Chicagoist Picks CROP
Check out the event page on CCGA. GARDEN WHIMSY: Using nature’s materials to decorate your garden and home Laurie Smith from Fat Blossom Farms and Artist Kathy Dickhut WHEN: Tuesday, August 26 at 7:00pm WHERE: The home of Barbara and Joe Moore 1431 W. Fargo We all love to decorate our homes with cut flowers… Read more Rogers Park Garden Group hosts Art Workshop
Does your garden runneth over with tomatoes? Find out how to use them creatively at the Chicago Park District’s first annual Tomato Fest.
The complete program for the 2014 ACGA conference in Chicago is now available. Time is running out to register for the conference.