On Saturday, September 7th, from 11 am to 4 pm, the Garfield Park Conservatory is hosting their second annual Harvest Day celebration. In addition to horse and buggy rides, kids’ games, and corn husk crafting, they will host a Veggie Bingo Swap & Share inspired by our friends at the Hideout. Calling all backyard growers… Read more Veggie Bingo Swap & Share at Garfield Park Conservatory
Alderman Ameya Pawar gives a much-deserved shout out to the Department of Streets and Sanitation’s new, pro-native-plant-garden policies in the most recent 47th Ward Newletter: Every year more and more of our residents and businesses have been planting native plants in their parkways and yards. Native plants (for a description see our webpage) or plants… Read more Streets and San and Native Plants
One of NeighborSpace’s newest gardens, Dunning Community Garden, shares a unique relationship with Wilbur Wright College in Dunning Square. The garden sits next to the Care Garden, which was started by students and faculty a few years ago. Students tend the plot during the school year while a professor and community gardeners from the garden… Read more Share the Harvest: Dunning Community Garden
South Chicago Art Center is hosting a Garden Party tomorrow, Friday August 22nd, from 1 to 4 pm at Artist’s Garden, 8931-35 S Brandon Ave. Join the South Chicago Art Center tomorrow for our Annual Garden Party! Each year, 25 to 30 community members take part in our Community Artist’s Garden by cultivating plots of… Read more Short notice: South Chicago Art Center Garden Party tomorrow
Angela and Sam Taylor, Fulton Street Flower and Vegetable Garden leaders, made the cover of this Sunday’s Sun-Times. It’s a well-deserved tribute to their terrific, ongoing work in Garfield Park. NeighborSpace has protected the Fulton Garden site since 2006, providing insurance, water, and other support so that Angela can focus on fulfilling her vision for… Read more Angela Taylor of Fulton Garden on the Cover of the Sun-Times
The Illinois chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects has a profile of the Chicago Rarities Orchard Project (CROP) in their latest newsletter. CROP is a future NeighborSpace project. We can’t link directly to the article, but you can find it on page 16 of the full newsletter here. Check out that snazzy rendering!
Brickyard Garden is an allotment garden serving 25 families in Woodlawn and South Hyde Park. They have always donated extra produce, but this year they decided to do it in a more organized way by dedicating plots for donation. This allowed them to ask their recipient, Living Room Café, what produce they preferred. This season… Read more Share the Harvest: Brickyard Garden
Frankie Machine Garden in West Town had their first harvest of Swiss chard and cabbage for donation last week. They have partnered with the Northwest Food Partners Network (NFPN), an alliance of organizations working on food security, nutrition, and ending hunger. The produce was shared for First Bethlehem Lutheran Church’s emergency food distribution.
CCCG is hosting a perennial giveaway in Garfield Park on August 29th, and they could use some volunteers. It’s a chance to help a great organization, learn how to run a plant giveaway, a snag some fancy perennials for yourself. Details below: We have a modest donation of perennial plants from Elite Growers coming to… Read more Volunteer Opportunity: CCCG Perennial Giveaway, August 29th
We have updated the CCCG 2013 Garden Tour schedule to include the Rogers Park Garden Group’s Garden Meander this Tuesday, July 30th. Check it out!