A great article about the community planning process going on as Roots & Rays reconceives its garden from the ground up. Although it’s difficult to imagine anything growing when you can hardly see the ground through all the snow and ice, the season is right around the corner and we’re exceedingly thrilled to get out… Read more Roots & Rays and Healthy Soil
It has been a long cold winter, but spring is around the corner. Even before the soil warms, you can be ready to get your garden growing. Come to this workshop for inspiration and hands on tips for success. All three instructors have been working in community gardens through out the city for over 15… Read more Let’s Get Growing! Spring Tips for the Community Gardener – March 15th
Christy Webber Farm and Garden offers numerous free workshops. March offerings include vermicomposting, summer bulbs, and chicken- and bee-keeping. Get your season started with some free learning! Christy Webber Farm & Garden Classes
These chilly temperatures can’t keep gardeners from swapping seeds. Peterson Garden Project‘s 5th Annual Seed Swap is coming on February 16th: Bring your vegetable and herb seeds to share with other edible gardeners! You never know what you’ll find – gardeners are generous people, after all. Reconnect with old friends and meet new ones as… Read more Peterson Garden Project Seed Swap – February 16th
DNAinfo has a nice piece up about St. Robert Bellamine Community Spirit Garden in Jefferson Park, which will soon be joining the NeighborSpace. It has some nice insight into the process of turning an empty lot into a garden. Mayor Rahm Emanuel threw his support Wednesday behind a community garden that broke ground in May.… Read more Coming Soon: SRB Community Spirit Garden in Jefferson Park Joins NeighborSpace
Position Announcement Assistant Director – NeighborSpace Overview: NeighborSpace is the only nonprofit, urban land trust in Chicago that preserves and sustains community managed open spaces on behalf of dedicated community groups. It shoulders the responsibility of property ownership so that community groups can focus on gardening and community building. It was founded in 1996 in… Read more NeighborSpace seeks Assistant Director – Apply by February 24th
Our friends at Growing Power run a Farmers for Chicago Program with some great opportunities this spring. Want to get your hands dirty? Try the Farmers for Chicago Workshop Program, a series of one- and multi-day workshops running through spring. Topics range from composting and beekeeping to marketing and project management. Already targeted on farming?… Read more Growing Power – Join Farmers for Chicago this spring.