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: firstname.lastname@example.org The tour will include looks at NeighborSpace sites GreenHouse Garden and Frankie Machine. Check out the full 2013 garden tour schedule here.
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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
Does your garden have a community plot? El Yunque Community Garden in Humboldt Park started one this season. They hope to grow a variety of crops to give away to the community, including both vegetables and flowers. Labeling a bed in the garden as “community share” is a great way to show the community that… Read more Share the Harvest: El Yunque’s Community Share Plot
Get your gambling and veggie fixes met at the same time with Veggie Bingo at the Hideout, all summer long. From 5:30 to 8:00 pm, every Wednesday until September 11, the Hideout will host Veggie Bingo. The proceeds benefit NeighborSpace community gardens. Hot Doug’s supplies delicious encased meats (AKA hot dogs), and the grand prize… Read more It’s Veggie Bingo season at the Hideout!
Is your garden located near a food pantry or soup kitchen? If so, donating extra produce might be an option for you. Roots and Rays Garden, located in the Pilsen neighborhood, is right across the street from St. Pius V Parish, which has both a food pantry and soup kitchen. One of the gardeners is… Read more Share the Harvest: Roots and Rays
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
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
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.