Alderman Ameya Pawar gives a much-deserved shout out to the Department of Streets and Sanitation’s new, pro-native-plant-garden policies in the most recent 47th Ward Newletter: Every year more and more of our residents and businesses have been planting native plants in their parkways and yards. Native plants (for a description see our webpage) or plants… Read more Streets and San and Native Plants
A terrific grist.org article about gardening and community with Riverbank Neighbors: Riverbank Neighbors reflects a shift. Nature — parks and forests, farms and gardens — historically have been at the core of community. Today’s environmental concerns, such as climate change and mass extinction, increase the desire for people to live in more tightly knit communities.… Read more “Community thrives along a nearly forgotten slice of an urban river.”
View NeighborSpace in a larger map External site Riverbank Neighbors was organized in 1993-4 to try to fix up the east bank of the river from Montrose to Berteau. It was a dump: barren, eroded, and a hiding place for rascals of all types. Neighbors began by removing tons of debris, trimming back vines, building… Read more Riverbank Neighbors
Warner Park and Gardens in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood is an example of what one individual can do when they are determined to create a green and open space for their community.