Ben Helphand

Wood Street Garden Tour this Sunday

CCCG’s summer of garden tours continues in West Town this Sunday, July 28th: Wood Street Garden Walk (West Town) 12-5pm Wood Street between Division and Augusta Contact: marjiei@yahoo.com The tour will include looks at NeighborSpace sites GreenHouse Garden and Frankie Machine. Check out the full 2013 garden tour schedule here.

CCCG releases 2013 garden tour schedule

The seeds planted at the Connecting Chicago Community Gardeners (CCCG) conference this past February are starting to sprout! Gardeners have created a weekend-by-weekend schedule of garden tours happening throughout the city. Learn more about your own neighborhood, or get out to see what’s going on in other communities. Check back here throughout the summer for… Read more CCCG releases 2013 garden tour schedule

NeighborSpace and Archeworks are looking for a few good designers

We’re thrilled to be partnering with Archeworks over the next year to create improved-accessibility designs for our gardens: PRESERVING URBAN GROWING SPACE: A COMMUNITY GARDEN DESIGN PROJECT 2013-2014 Archeworks inspires new visions for reclaiming, transforming, and sustaining natural environments and urban communities. In the 2013-14 academic year we are partnering with NeighborSpace, Chicago’s non-profit land… Read more NeighborSpace and Archeworks are looking for a few good designers

Jardincito: Sharing the Neighborhood’s Play Garden Dreams

Despite the drizzle, the June 14th Community Canvassing Day for the Jardincito Play Garden at 23rd and Whipple was a success! Volunteers made face-to-face contacts with over 100 neighbors near the 23rd and Whipple site and distributed flyers announcing the concept of a Nature Play Garden. Neighbors looked through bilingual “flip books” (pictured, lower left)… Read more Jardincito: Sharing the Neighborhood’s Play Garden Dreams

Need workday help? Check out One Good Deed Chicago.

If you need some extra hands to complete that workday project, One Good Deed Chicago can help you find volunteers.   As a Cities of Service initiative, One Good Deed Chicago aims to amplify the impact of organizations by making opportunities to volunteer easily accessible to the general public. If you have a service opportunity within the… Read more Need workday help? Check out One Good Deed Chicago.