ABC7 did a terrific story on Hermitage Street Community Garden‘s partnerships with Lindblom School and veterans groups.
Intrepid Howard Area Community Garden Leade Katje Sabin informs us that you can vote for the garden’s public edible boxes and help them win pizes from Gethsemane Garden Center! VOTE HERE for Corner of Juneway and Hermitage HELP THE GARDEN WIN! State Representative Kelly Cassidy of the 14th District is hosting a contest for the… Read more Vote: Howard Area Community Garden edible public garden boxes nominated for prize
A terrific video piece on Lawndale Triangle Garden, a new NeighborSpace-protected site. There was also an empty lot that Stallworth saw as an opportunity. There used to be homes here that she says were torn down in the 1970s, and it’s been empty ever since. Now, it’s becoming a community garden with a focus on… Read more Lawndale Triangle on Chicago Tonight
Good news: Public Good Software, the company that provides the fundraising software NeighborSpace uses, is potentially doubling any donations to NeighborSpace. For the month of May, a private foundation will match the first $100 of every donation nonprofits raise with publicgood.com, up to $20,000. NeighborSpace, Chicago’s only nonprofit community garden land trust, currently protects gardens… Read more Double your impact with Public Good this May
The rain could not dampen Little Village neighbors’ excitement for the Jardincito tree planting ceremony this past Saturday. Hands big and small pitched in to plant trees and help this exciting new garden to take shape. Like the Jardincito page on facebook to get more updates.
Date: April 25 Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Cost: FREE rain or shine Jardincito Advisory Council invites you and your young children to a CHILDREN’S TREE PLANTING Please join us for a very special ceremonial tree planting to celebrate the launch of Jardincito Community Play Garden! Bring your shovel! Bring a spoon! Bring your… Read more Jardincito – Children’s Tree Planting / SIEMBRA DE ÁRBOLES PARA LOS NIÑOS
Get spring started in your garden with this action-packed NeighborSpace workshop on May 2nd. Come for a refresher course on what it means to be a NeighborSpace-protected garden. TOOL UP with NeighborSpace When: Saturday, May 2nd, 10 am to noon. (with free lunch at 11:30) Where: Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N Sacramento Blvd. Cost: FREE Come meet… Read more TOOL UP – workshop for NeighborSpace gardens – Saturday, May 2nd
Community gardeners are making their mark at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. This past week, the CCGA Resources Committee, assisted by the Austin Green Team and by NeighborSpace, designed window boxes including flower and vegetable plantings. They used many of their home-grown plants as well as plants donated by Macy’s. The exhibits are located in Terminal… Read more Window Boxes take flight at O’Hare
A terrific read about Hermitage Community Garden’s community work engaging high school students in Englewood: Their instructor, Lawrence Bass, refers to his class of second- and third-year students as the Global Design Team. He said he wanted to give them real world experience and that’s exactly what they’re getting. The project is to expand the… Read more Student-Garden Partnership in Englewood
Our friends at the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago’s Children (CLOCC) are offering a workshop on emergency food systems. This is a chance to learn about unique garden-pantry partnerships, which you can also learn about on the Chicago Community Gardeners Association (CCGA) resource page. Join us in discovering unique models and partnerships used to… Read more CLOCC offers Healthy Emergency Food Systems workshop