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Chicago Excellence in Gardening Award applications due June 23rd

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

Veggie Bingo 2017!

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 Garden – Grand Opening, June 3rd

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

Become a TreeKeeper with Openlands

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

Build Community at Your Garden with NEEF Event Grants due June 5th

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

Report on Volunteer Day at Hermitage Community Gardens

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

February 28th work day at African Heritage Garden

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

Join CLOCC for a Healthy Food Access Workshop

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