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
The Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago’s Children (CLOCC) is offering a workshop on healthy food donations— great info for any gardens with food donation programs! HEALTHY FOOD ACCESS WORKSHOP Best Practices in Healthy Food Donations to the Emergency Food System Monday, March 6, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. McCormick Tribune YMCA 1834 North… Read more Join CLOCC for a Healthy Food Access Workshop
Our friends at the CCGA are offering a seed starting workshop at Chicago Center for Green Technology on March 4th. Get some free seeds, learn some tips, and network with your fellow community gardeners from across the city. Nick Michaud of Westover Farms, an experienced horticulturalist, will talk about seed starting and give recommendations on… Read more CCGA Seed Starting Workshop: March 4
UPDATE: We’re already halfway to meeting our $1,500 match goal! Help us get there by January 1st. Exciting news: an anonymous donor has agreed to match up to $1,500 of donations made to NeighborSpace before January 1st. That means your gift will work twice as hard to help communities unlock their creative potential. Donate to NeighborSpace… Read more Double the Harvest, Double your Impact
NeighborSpace has just welcomed three new gardens into the land trust: Bronzeville Alliance Neighborhood Garden Dorchester Community Garden Eat to Live Incubator Farm in Englewood Want to help NeighborSpace protect these and 100+ other gardens in perpetuity as vital community resources? Please consider making a donation.
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