To celebrate NeighborSpace’s 20th Anniversary, we’re bringing our community together, just as NeighborSpace gardens bring communities together. Raise a glass at Whiner Beer’s taproom at The Plant with NeighborSpace’s staff, board, supporters, and garden partners. Pleasant House Bakery will serve a locally-sourced, British-inspired menu. Wednesday, July 26, 2017 6:30 to 9:30 pm Whiner Beer Taproom… Read more You’re Invited to NeighborSpace’s 20th Anniversary Party
The South East Chicago Commission (SECC) grant is “designed to enhance the physical attractiveness of the Hyde Park-South Kenwood, North Kenwood-Oakland, Woodlawn, and Washington Park communities. Since 1999, we have collectively granted nearly $500,000 in beautification funds.” Brickyard Garden, a NeighborSpace-protected site, was one of this year’s winners. Congratulations!
Longtime NeighborSpace friend Mike Nowak tells us about the Chicago Excellence in Gardening Wards. Applications are due June 23rd. The Chicago Excellence in Gardening Awards (CEGA) comes to the Windy City this summer, providing an opportunity for Chicago gardeners to strut their stuff. The awards provide recognition to the hard work and creativity that make… Read more Chicago Excellence in Gardening Award applications due June 23rd
The Hideout and NeighborSpace present VEGGIE BINGO FAMILY FRIENDLY! Every Wednesday in Summer: June 21–September 6, 2017, 5:30-8pm At the Hideout, 1354 West Wabansia in Chicago PRIZES INCLUDE FARM-FRESH VEGETABLES— GRAND PRIZE IS A GIANT BAG OF ORGANIC PRODUCE FROM IRV AND SHELLY’S FRESH PICKS! —AND OTHER LOCALLY-SOURCED EDIBLES, PLUS MUCH MORE! PROCEEDS BENEFIT CHICAGO… Read more Veggie Bingo 2017!
Lawndale Triangle Neighborhood Invites you to the Grand Opening of Lawndale Triangle Garden. 4228 W. Ogden Avenue June 3rd, 2017 10 am to 2 pm ALL WELCOME! Celebrate this neighborhood accomplishment, and learn how to get more involved. Kids Nature Play Garden Open Ribbon Cutting and Blessing Musical Entertainment Food and Drink Printable Flyer
Openlands’ popular TreeKeeper certification course starts June 1st. Take your landscaping skills to the next level: The TreeKeepers Program is an 8-day course taught by nationally and world-renowned experts, focused on managing and reducing the threats to forest health. Topics covered include tree physiology and soils, tree identification, pruning, tree selection, planting and mulching, and… Read more Become a TreeKeeper with Openlands
Do you host community-building events at your NeighborSpace communtiy garden? The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) is offering grants for community event hosting. NeighborSpace community gardens are eligible to apply for the grant (which is due June 5th) using NeighborSpace as a fiscal agent. Learn more about the grant here, and email NeighborSpace Development CoordinatorJoe Zarrow with… Read more Build Community at Your Garden with NEEF Event Grants due June 5th
Here’s a great report from Hermitage Community Gardens’ garden leader Cordia Pugh on a recent volunteer day at their site in Englewood. How are you engaging volunteers at your garden? We want to thank the volunteers from the Civic Education Project at Northwestern University who visited us yesterday Friday April 14, 2017. It was a… Read more Report on Volunteer Day at Hermitage Community Gardens
Olive’s Neighborhood Garden for the Hungry is having a fundraiser on April 1st. Come out on Saturday, April 1st, from 3:00 to 6:00 at Rabbits Bar and Grill (4945 West Foster Avenue, at the corner of Foster and Elston) and help Olives Neighborhood Garden for the Hungry grow fresh food for neighbors who have fallen… Read more Olive’s Garden Fundraiser
NORTH LAWNDALE PRUNING WORKDAY AFRICAN HERITAGE GARDEN 1245 S. Central Park Tuesday, February 28, 2017 9 am to 12 pm Join us as we kick off another growing season in the garden! The North Lawndale Greening Committee in partnership with Openlands and NeighborSpace, will be hosting a Pruning Workday at the African Heritage Garden. Volunteers… Read more February 28th work day at African Heritage Garden