Our friends at Growing Power run a Farmers for Chicago Program with some great opportunities this spring. Want to get your hands dirty? Try the Farmers for Chicago Workshop Program, a series of one- and multi-day workshops running through spring. Topics range from composting and beekeeping to marketing and project management. Already targeted on farming?… Read more Growing Power – Join Farmers for Chicago this spring.
Tastiest fundraiser ever: Native Foods Cafe is hosting a “Native Day” for NeighborSpace on Wednesday, February 5th! A portion of all sales made at Native Foods Chicago locations on February 5th will be donated to benefit NeighborSpace gardens. In addition, if you buy an entree, side, and a drink on our Native Day you will… Read more Native Foods benefits NeighborSpace Gardens – February 5th
Our friends at KAMII congregation are hosting a Food Justice & Sustainability Weekend from January 17 to 19 inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr. and by Tu B’Shevat, an “ancient agricultural tax day that was reinterpreted to have spiritual significance by the Jewish mystics in the middle ages…now considered the Jewish arbor day.” NeighborSpace’s own… Read more KAMII hosts Food Justice and Sustainability Weekend
Just a reminder that NeighborSpace offers partial scholarships to NeighborSpace gardeners who take the Openlands Gardenkeeper Class. Details below. GardenKeepers Classes Winter Session Saturdays, February 8 to March 15 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Garfield Park Conservatory 300 N. Central Park Blvd. Fee: $75 per person For Chicago residents who want to eat healthy food… Read more Class discounts for NeighborSpace Gardeners
One lucky donor to NeighborSpace’s Tool Lending Library Campaign will win a huge gift basket full of treats grown and prepared by NeighborSpace gardeners and friends The gift basket ($170 retail value) includes: A zippered NeighborSpace hoodie Honey, t-shirt, and cookbook from Green Youth Farm Honey, herb wreath, beeswax bar, and lip balm from Edna… Read more Win garden goodies: honey, perfume, seeds, salsa, chow chow, and more…
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Extra offers a great write-up on Roots and Rays, the strategies they use to connect a bilingual community, and how you can get involved with them at their weekly meetings.
Our friends at Midwest Ecological Landscape Alliance (MELA) and Unity Park need helping hands for a workday this Saturday. Call Rinda West at 773-575-1205 to take advantage of a chance to get your hands in the dirt before the weather gets too wintry! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR GOOD WORK! MELA’s newest sustainable pro bono effort, Unity… Read more Volunteers Needed: Unity Park Garden, Saturday Nov 9
Growing Home‘s Honore Street Urban Farm, the first true urban agriculture site to be protected by NeighborSpace, is celebrating the construction of a new hoop house this Saturday, and you can join them. Join your friends and neighbors at Growing Home for farm tours, snacks, music, a photobooth, pumpkin carving, and other fun activities as… Read more Celebrate Honore Street’s New Hoophouse – Saturday, October 26
Angela O’Rourke (firstname.lastname@example.org) of Mozart’s Garden is looking for volunteers for this Saturday. Enjoy some outdoors time before Chicago winter comes! As for Volunteers, we just got a wood chip delivery which needs to be moved to the middle part of our garden. So if Gardeners from the Openlands Gardenkeeper class would like to come… Read more Mozart’s Garden seeking Saturday volunteers