Students from Whitney Young High School have teamed up with NeighborSpace’s Whipple Community Garden in Logan Square to help start a pantry plot. Community engagement is one of the ten pillars that students must fulfill for an environmental project in their biology class. This communal vegetable plot, dedicated to growing produce for a nearby food pantry, will bring community… Read more Share the Harvest: Whitney Young and Whipple Team Up
Are you a community gardener, but you don’t feel a sense of community? Why not start a communal vegetable plot to grow food for others? Monarch Garden, an allotment garden in Humboldt Park, launched a produce giveaway in their garden last summer. The gardeners dedicated two plots, one vegetable and one herb, for donation. Throughout… Read more Share the Harvest: Starting a Produce Giveaway at Your Garden
The North Lawndale Greening Committee has two workdays scheduled soon. First: Saturday, April 20 at the preSERVE Garden at 1233 S Central Park. Our partners for this garden are Slow Food Chicago, the Chicago Honey Co-op, NeighborSpace, and the North Lawndale Greening. We focus on healthy food production in this garden. Last year we raised five varieties of… Read more Two Workdays Coming Up in North Lawndale
The votes have been tabulated, and it looks like our very own Growing Exchange garden at 8805 S Exchange has won a visit from the Burpee Seed Truck. The Burpee Truck will visit on May 8th, giving away seedlings, produce, cooking demos, and more. Congratulation, gardeners!
Xochiquetzal Peace Garden, one of the very first sites to join with NeighborSpace, is about to celebrate their 20th anniversary with a Pilsen gala. Get your tickets now to join them and support an exemplary community organization. Celebrate our 20th Anniversary Gala with us! Help Save our Schools and Help Fund the Music Program at… Read more Celebrate 20 Years of Xochiquetzal Peace Garden
Read about how one NeighborSpace garden has faced the challenge of water conservation. This article has lots of great tips and examples. For the past two years, every April through September, 63 year-old Carlos Nunez, has been waking up early morning to go water his plants, monitor the garden for about two to four hours… Read more Friday’s Good Read: Water Conservation at Growing Station
Following up on their most recent gathering, this new garden group is meeting to help get ready for the new season: Spring Garden Meet Up Saturday, April 13th Meet in the community garden, 7032 S. Merrill 11 am-1pm Questions? Contact NeighborSpace at (773) 826-3240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our friends at El Jardin Communitario de la 23rd y Whipple, in partnership with Community Links High School, the Boys and Girls Club, Taller de Jose, La Familia Unida, Alderman Cardenas, the Trust for Public Land, and NeighborSpace, are starting the first play garden in Chicago. Check out the details below, and feel free to distribute this printable flyer.… Read more April 6th: Announcing Planning Meeting for Play Garden in Little Village
A terrific grist.org article about gardening and community with Riverbank Neighbors: Riverbank Neighbors reflects a shift. Nature — parks and forests, farms and gardens — historically have been at the core of community. Today’s environmental concerns, such as climate change and mass extinction, increase the desire for people to live in more tightly knit communities.… Read more “Community thrives along a nearly forgotten slice of an urban river.”
For over ten years, Uptown’s Ginkgo Organic Gardens has been dedicated to growing and giving high-quality organic vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers to local organizations that serve people struggling with poverty, homelessness, and illness. According to one garden member, “the most challenging part of donating is understanding that many recipients will not share our interest… Read more Sharing the Harvest: Ginkgo Organic Gardens forges authentic connections